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    Anyone any ideas what an HP Series R Controller is, or does, please?

    Just bought one in a sale. Had a 9836 GPIB interface in it but actually uses a 16MHz 68030. Powered it up and goes through self test, then hangs. Has a Syquest removable disc drive, looks like the Bernoulli type, presumably had the operating software on it.

    It is a pig's ear to get into. The RAM is on two daughter boards, 256K x4 making 1MB each.

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    Is that an R/332? Some info here:

    http://www.hpmuseum.net/display_item.php?hw=1012

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    Ah yes, that is it, thanks.

    Looks like a bin job though, some sort of specialised equipment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodchips View Post
    Ah yes, that is it, thanks.

    Looks like a bin job though, some sort of specialised equipment.
    I wouldn't junk it if it works. You can run HP-UX or standalone HP BASIC on them and they are interesting machines. I wouldn't mind having one. I have a 9000/382 desktop box. You could probably find someone in the UK that would happy to have one.

    Some people with older HP test equipment still keep 9000/300 series systems around to run test equipment calibration and control software written in HP BASIC that would be a lot of work to port to newer environments.

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    I'd just love one of those.

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    I have one for sale, contact me for details!

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