Re: [midatlanticretro] Ace Multiprosessor disk?
- Sorry Bill, I have no software or other docs.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Bill Degnan" <billdeg@...>
Sent: Tuesday, April 21, 2009 4:23 PM
Subject: [midatlanticretro] Ace Multiprosessor disk?
Do you have a boot disk????? With that I could rebuild my system. It can use
the older DOS.
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> From: noreplies@...
> Sent: Tuesday, April 21, 2009 4:07 PM
> To: noreplies@...
> Subject: Vintagecomputer.net re: Action Computer Enterprise, Inc.
> REPLY TO THREAD:
> Action Computer Enterprise, Inc.
> I came across another ad.
> This uses a different cpu card than yours.
> The DPC-180 card has 64k of on board ram, a Z-80 cpu and a serial interface
> but no boot rom.
> I have one in my collection, but I don't know its condition. I have no
> documentation for it. You can borrow it if you need it for anything.
> Bill #3
> Respond to this reply here:
> ORIGINAL MESSAGE:
> Little is known about the Discovery 500 Multiprocessor S-100 Computer by
> Action Computer Enterprise, Inc. I found ads for a similar system sold by the
> same company that appear in Byte magazines in 1981-1982, but no ads for the
> Discovery 500.
> The Discovery 500 Multiprocessor S-100 Computer by Action Computer Enterprise,
> Inc. This is a "turnkey" system, note the key.
> The multiprocessor calls the disk controller, but there is no functioning
> media. After checking for a disk in the floppy drive, the system searches the
> hard disk for an OS.
> The hard drive makes a horrible screeching, I doubt I will be able to get too
> far with it. The hard drive is a Disctron, Inc model D526. The floppy drive
> is a Mitsubishi M4853. Photo of drives. Although this is an S-100 system,
> the drive controller is not installed on the S-100 backplane and receives it's
> power separately. Instead the controller sits on the other side of the drives
> in it's own rails.
> The ACE Discovery 500 is a late S-100 era built for export to China as well as
> for sale in the USA. Based on the date stamp of the chips, I believe that the
> Discovery 500 was manufactured in 1983.
> Action Computer Enterprise, Inc. was one of the pioneers in the development of
> early multi-user operating systems for business in the late 70's.
> If you know more about the Discovery 500, please let me know! In the meantime
> I am going to see if I can boot with a CP/M disk borrowed from another system,
> with the hope that the boot PROM has a flexible BIOS. The disks are probably
> 5¼" 96tpi DS/DD 624K
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