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Little is known about the '''NORD-2B'''. It appears to have specs similar to the [[NORD-1]], with 4kw - 16kw core memory.  It was a simplified and less costly version of the NORD-1. A substantial number of NORD-2B computers were installed at CERN in Geneve, and also at various Norwegian sites.
 
Little is known about the '''NORD-2B'''. It appears to have specs similar to the [[NORD-1]], with 4kw - 16kw core memory.  It was a simplified and less costly version of the NORD-1. A substantial number of NORD-2B computers were installed at CERN in Geneve, and also at various Norwegian sites.
 
[[Image:NTM TELE-TKU-8019 NORD-2B_05 Front.jpg |300px | thumb | Front view of the NORD-2B in the Telemuseum collection.]]
 
[[Image:NTM TELE-TKU-8019 NORD-2B_05 Front.jpg |300px | thumb | Front view of the NORD-2B in the Telemuseum collection.]]
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This is a first shot at a list of remaining machines. Also machines that is known to be lost will be listed to make it easier to locate remaining ones. We don't have any production numbers yet.
 
This is a first shot at a list of remaining machines. Also machines that is known to be lost will be listed to make it easier to locate remaining ones. We don't have any production numbers yet.
  
* [[NORD-2B serial 05]], unknown condition but looks nice from the outside. In the collection of Telemuseum.<ref>[https://digitaltmuseum.no/021028022241/datautstyr NORD-2B in the collection of Telemuseum, marked 80]</ref>
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* [[NORD-2B serial 05]], unknown condition but looks nice from the outside. In the collection of Telemuseum.<ref>[https://digitaltmuseum.no/021028022241/datautstyr NORD-2B in the collection of Telemuseum, marked 8019]</ref>
  
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* [[NORD-20]]
  
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* Physical manuals in the [https://sites.google.com/site/tingox/nd_documentation collection of Tingo]
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** NORD-2B - Hardware Manual - Volume 1 - Logic Diagrams (December 1970) [https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B2Sc5Qa5d_tLc2VaU1kzeEp4YVU (pdf)] [http://www.home.neab.net/ND-library/00-Unnumbered/05-Early%20manuals/NORD-2B_Hardware_Manual_Volume_I_Logic_Diagrams_December_1970-Tingo-OCR.pdf (pdf with OCR)]
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** NORD-2B - I/O System (March 1971) [https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B2Sc5Qa5d_tLZTJmVEpmdGtlZUU (pdf)] [http://www.home.neab.net/ND-library/00-Unnumbered/05-Early%20manuals/NORD-2B_I_O_System_March_1971-Tingo-OCR.pdf (pdf with OCR)]
  
 
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Latest revision as of 07:58, 30 April 2019

Little is known about the NORD-2B. It appears to have specs similar to the NORD-1, with 4kw - 16kw core memory. It was a simplified and less costly version of the NORD-1. A substantial number of NORD-2B computers were installed at CERN in Geneve, and also at various Norwegian sites.

Front view of the NORD-2B in the Telemuseum collection.

Year of introduction: Possibly 1970, or at least development finishing in 1970. From an article: "In 1970, ND teamed with Siemens and obtained a contract to build a packet-switching network (based on Norsk Data's new Nord 2B machines) for the Norwegian Air Force Supply Service." Also, the NORD-2B Hardware Manual is dated December 1970.

From "Shipping World and Shipbuilder", 1972: "Two NORD 2B computers (each with a 16k memory) communicate with each other through a data channel (ACM) and are connected to the process through a common I/O system. This makes it possible to run PAC functions on both computers."

Remaining machines

This is a first shot at a list of remaining machines. Also machines that is known to be lost will be listed to make it easier to locate remaining ones. We don't have any production numbers yet.

  • NORD-2B serial 05, unknown condition but looks nice from the outside. In the collection of Telemuseum.[1]

See also

Sources

  1. NORD-2B in the collection of Telemuseum, marked 8019