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Re: [midatlanticretro] terminal 10

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  • B Degnan
    ... The switch is small relative to the server...2U...It will either sit on the server or a shelf nearby. I assume we d not set up a rack. I kind of figured
    Message 1 of 23 , Oct 2, 2011
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      Evan Koblentz <evan@...> wrote:

      >I think we should take Bill's advice of using both systems. We can use
      >PCs to start, and gradually switch to terminals as we get them running.
      >Also, Bill's server will enable our eventual BBS exhibit.
      >
      >A rack-mount network switch is overkill for now. Someday when we move
      >into the H-buildings we'll need all those ports. For now, if we use
      >something of that size, we'll have to tuck it away under a table. Same
      >with the server.
      >
      >Another thing we could do after the big move (probably in a year, maybe
      >two) is place the server next to the UNIVAC and make a poster comparing
      >their size, weight, cost, speed, storage, memory, etc.
      >
      >
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      >Yahoo! Groups Links
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      The switch is small relative to the server...2U...It will either sit on the server or a shelf nearby. I assume we'd not set up a rack. I kind of figured the whole thing would be in a separate room anyway but...?
      --
      Sent from my PDP 8/e.
    • Jim Scheef
      Do we have a rack? If there is a chance to get a modern rack (HP or Dell), grab it! It will be useful for many years and simplify many things. A 1500va
      Message 2 of 23 , Oct 2, 2011
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        Do we have a rack? If there is a chance to get a modern rack (HP or Dell), grab it! It will be useful for many years and simplify many things. A 1500va rack-mount UPS will also be good (to start). Once this system is racked up, it becomes easy to move on the rack's wheels.

        Jim

        On 10/2/2011 8:32 AM, B Degnan wrote:  

        Evan Koblentz <evan@...> wrote:

        >I think we should take Bill's advice of using both systems. We can use
        >PCs to start, and gradually switch to terminals as we get them running.
        >Also, Bill's server will enable our eventual BBS exhibit.
        >
        >A rack-mount network switch is overkill for now. Someday when we move
        >into the H-buildings we'll need all those ports. For now, if we use
        >something of that size, we'll have to tuck it away under a table. Same
        >with the server.
        >
        >Another thing we could do after the big move (probably in a year, maybe
        >two) is place the server next to the UNIVAC and make a poster comparing
        >their size, weight, cost, speed, storage, memory, etc.
        >
        >
        >------------------------------------
        >
        >Yahoo! Groups Links
        >
        >
        >

        The switch is small relative to the server...2U...It will either sit on the server or a shelf nearby. I assume we'd not set up a rack. I kind of figured the whole thing would be in a separate room anyway but...?
        --
        Sent from my PDP 8/e.

      • Evan Koblentz
        InfoAge has some empty racks here and there. I don t know the details But there is no room to put one in our current exhibit rooms.
        Message 3 of 23 , Oct 2, 2011
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          InfoAge has some empty racks here and there. I don't know the details But there is no room to put one in our current exhibit rooms.
        • Bob Schwier
          I have a few old keyboards and machines with hard drives of 200M to 1G.  The machines can be used for simpler programs. bs ... From: B Degnan
          Message 4 of 23 , Oct 3, 2011
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            I have a few old keyboards and machines with hard drives of 200M to 1G.  The machines
            can be used for simpler programs.
            bs

            --- On Sat, 10/1/11, B Degnan <billdeg@...> wrote:

            From: B Degnan <billdeg@...>
            Subject: Re: [midatlanticretro] terminal 10
            To: midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com
            Date: Saturday, October 1, 2011, 9:26 AM

             

            system@... wrote:

            >B Degnan <billdeg@...> writes:
            >
            >>At 09:37 AM 9/30/2011, you wrote: > >>>T he computers/keyboards
            >>>especially need to be disposable, as the public will be using >them.
            >>
            >>>Good point. > > >>> That said if you're keen on supporting a real
            >>terminal network > it has to be something that can be supported by the
            >>"local" MARCH > team - Evan, Jeff, Jeff, Jeff - right? > >Duh, we
            >knowz
            >>how 2 work komputer too, Bill? :) >
            >>
            >>I am talking about the hassle of constantly having to keep everything
            >>going in a vintage terminal environment. Or do you know of modern
            >>terminals that are not vintage? I want to avoid hardware issues that
            >>take up valuable time.
            >
            >What hassles?
            >
            >Back in the days, I had sites with literally 100s of terminals. Then,
            >the only issue was keeping the cables all sorted from terminals to the
            >systems. LAT, terminal servers, and ethernet greatly simplified that.
            >
            >As for modern terminals, I know a source for new VT series terminals.
            >
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            Can you supply 6 terminals and set up the network machine for the infoage display so that staff can host an interactive exhibit?

            We have on this list been talking about setting up a terminal network for years...if it's so easy to setup and support why don't we have one?

            I have the server and it's ready to be installed. All we need are 6 donated pc's capable of tcpip communications with a server and someone to write the website. We also need a 8 port switch and ethernet cables.
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            Sent from my PDP 8/e.

          • Evan
            If your looking for a ethernet switch I think I have a brand new 24 port switch. I ll try to drag it over next time I m there. Evan W
            Message 5 of 23 , Oct 30, 2011
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              If your looking for a ethernet switch I think I have a brand new 24 port switch. I'll try to drag it over next time I'm there.
              Evan W

              --- In midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com, "Evan Koblentz" <evan@...> wrote:
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              > InfoAge has some empty racks here and there. I don't know the details But there is no room to put one in our current exhibit rooms.
              >
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