Talk:Norsk Data

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Nord-1100?

"Most of the application came in two different editions, one compiled for 
Nord-100-series and one compiled for Nord-1100 series."

The above came from Wikipedia, and it still says the same there. Isn't it supposed to be '.. for the ND-100 series and one .. for the ND-500(0) series"? Isn't Nord-1100 an airplane or some such? TArntsen 14:57, 14 August 2009 (UTC)

Yes, you are right! Funny how I have missed this one?! Isn't two branches: Nord-10/ND-100 and Nord-50/ND-500/ND-5000? Do you know in what document(s) it is described? It would be nice to have some more text about it, describing the branches. /Mike 17:14, 14 August 2009 (UTC)
I'm not aware of a document explicitly talking about this, but there are only those two branches for sure: 16-bit ND-10/ND1x0, and 32-bit 500(0). The ND-50 is so rare I have never seen one, or software for it. Likewise the old NORD-1 (although there was a SAM-2 around nearby as I recall). As for applications, most compiler manuals refer to an ND-100 version and an ND-500 version of the product described. The Fortran manual, for example, says in the preface:
This manual describes the language and facilities of the following compilers:
NORD-10/ND100  ANSI 77 FORTRAN - ND-210191 Release G
ND-500         ANSI 77 FORTRAN - ND-210190 Release K
..
So, there is FORTRAN-100-G02:PROG and FORTRAN-500-K02:DOM. The PLANC compilers likewise came in ND-100 and ND-500 versions (and MC68000 too, as it was used to program the MC68020-based DOMINO and MFBUS controllers etc. in the ND-5000). The CAT compilers (CAT-C, CAT-Pascal etc.) seems to be in ND-500(0) versions only. Other software (databases etc) I'm not so familiar with.TArntsen 17:55, 14 August 2009 (UTC)