This is an example of BBC BASIC with inline (6502) assembler code. The computer in use would have been a BBC Microcomputer, manufactured by Acorn Computers Ltd.
The display was probably a studio monitor of some sort. These could be driven directly using either the RGB output or the composite video output of the microcomputer. It is likely that the actual ...
Most likely this one in a custom case. It was made/sold by now defunct Maplin as one of their early own computer products in 1981. It was available as PCB only, Kit or Assembled product. Its larger cousin, the 'Full Size Keyboard' was described in detail in their Maplin Projects Book Three of 1983 on p.28.
Excerpt from the Maplin price list of Nov/1982:
The Memotech MTX, if you believe its Wikipedia page. Your assumption about the graphics is correct: it's a machine that uses much the same hardware as an MSX, including exactly the same video processor, but unwittingly and therefore without being compatible.
The lettering to the right of the CPU identifies the board:
It's a "SMD Control" board for a Nicolet Instruments FT-IR spectrometer, not a memory board (that's a separate board). More details here: https://se-source.com/nicolet-ftir-parts/
Via TinEye, I found this image on a Snopes FACT CHECK page: Claim: Photograph shows RAND Corporation’s 1954 design for a home computer.
It's a hoax image, a composite of a submarine manoeuvring room console used in a FARK.com image modification competition in 2004.
From left to right:
DEC VT100 family terminal, which may have been connected to some other system or in VT180 form, which was a VT100 with a card that turned it into a standalone computer.
IBM PC 5150
I think you're thinking of the Science fair microcomputer trainer:
which had a TMS1100 as the processor (if not there is the digital computer kit on the previous catalog page but I don't think that matches your description).
This page has some more details
The "p" program shown is a rudimentary pager (just stopped each 22 lines to wait to hit enter - 22 was chosen because some tools formatted output into 66-line pages with headers and footers) that appears in Research Unix v8 and onward, which suggests that what was being shown was the then-current version of Research Unix (this was three years before v8 was ...
It is likely a PDP-11/40, judging from the front panel just visible to the left of the terminal.
The PDP-11/40 is consistent with the purple/red paint on the cabinet; and with the fact it's running some sort of UNIX. It also seems that they are using the computer to do CAD designs of microchips; I know that the ULA in the ZX Spectrum was designed in this ...
StarringTheComputer.com claims it is a GE 635. I could not find pictures of that particular system, but it is consistent with descriptions in the 635's System Manual and Programming Reference Manual.
Here is a better picture from Serenity:
The GE 600 series were the first multiprocessor systems, and were touted for their multitasking and real-time ...
This is one of dozens (hundreds?) of luggable designs that came out of Taiwan and other far east nations in the late 80s/early 90s before everything reverted back to the AT case style. The case was generic and you could put in any compatibly sized mobo, which were also widely available. The "Tri Data" might be a local company or computer shop, anyone could ...
Before I give my guess, let's see what we have so far:
Apart from the picture links in the question, we also have this link Grace Hopper demonstrating COBOL at Programming Department (Thank you @uoho).
Most links places the picture as circa 1960 or 1957 and several also mentions COBOL.
From the WW2DB link in the question, we can see that in this time frame ...
Your image is a crop of an image used in George Dyson's book “Turing's Cathedral”. IAS themselves credit it as “John von Neumann - standing in front of computer :: Electronic Computer Project”. It's also listed by Getty Images as “John von Neuman and the Institute for Advanced Study computer, Princeton, New Jersey, 1945”.
Many of the IAS clone machines ...
I'm wondering how many computers were based on the MC88100 and MC88110 processors that were released commercially.
While many systems were based on Motorola's VME boards NVME187 (single CPU) and NVME188 (dual CPU) and thereof a lot of them were made by Motorola (like the Delta 8000 series) or using all Motorola components (like the standard VME ...
This is my best guess, but it looks really close. Could it be a Gigabyte GA-386PS?
This block diagram looks very similar:
I couldn't find the actual manual, but there are some jumper setting and connector details here
Left-to-right it looks like a DEC VT125 1, IBM 5150, and NEC APC. One of the objects in the background appears to be an HP 7470A plotter (thanks to Mick for pointing that out).
1 The VT125 had color bitmap capability.
Nice piece! Those days such boards were designed for specific chassis, with additional keys and LEDs like Turbo. Here're some manuals:
HT-286 - the one similar you found, but it is not yours.
This Super-286 seems the one you need though.
I came across this thread while doing the same type of image search (to ID the panel in Wrath of Khan). The Serenity panel is not the same one as the Wrath of Khan "deflector grid" panel the Star Trek screen grabs are from.
The Serenity one appears to be made out of several different panels. One of which was from the H6180 CPU Maintenance panel (third full-...
Might it have been an IBM 3741 data station? It was basically a desk with a built-in keyboard and floppy drive (the first IBM product to use read-write diskettes), with a CRT off to the side. Here's a site with a picture:
The right one looks like a NEC APC or N5200.
The middle, as you rightly say, is an IBM PC.
The left one, isn't even a computer - looks like a DEC VT100 terminal to me.
So, the computers in the picture would only run CP/M 86. No "classic" CP/M 80, unfortunately, and no CP/M 68k.
After some more digging I actually found the card on stason.org:
The layout and jumpers match exactly, even though it is listed under a different manufacturer.
This document should tell you all. These jumpers configure state of the multi I/O card devices, and their port locations. The document states different chip UM82C865F, but the jumper functionality should be the same or similar. At the end of the day you can figure out yourself.
Update: I found datasheet of the W83757 on the alldatasheet.com; there's some ...
The following is the list of typewriters in order of appearance:
Underwood No. 3 (manual, 1900-1931)
Royal Model No. 10 (manual, 1913-1934)
IBM Model C (electric, 1958-1967)
Underwood Golden Touch Deluxe (manual)
Smith Corona Cornet Super 12 (electric, 1960-1968 for Cornet 10" electric model)
Dates found from The Typewriter Database (https://...
This looks like a generic, Compaq style schlepable build from standard components with the Elitegroup HM386SX as a typical generic Heatland 386SX chipset based motherboard. I would date it as early to mid 1990s. BIOS should be an AMI one.
TriData is probably the name and label the involved PC confectioner did slap on after fitting the components ... usually ...
Not a full identification, but a hint from the chipset:
It's an Acer (ALI - Acer Lab Inc) M1429, a somewhat late (1993+) ISA/VLB chipset for 386 and 486 systems. South Bridge is M1431 of the same series. Sometimes called Aladdin II as well.
This chipset was extremely common for low-end 386/486 consumer boards with VLB, back then, and Acer sold them to ...
I don't know any of the typewriters; those predate me.
The computers, however, are (in order of appearance):
Macintosh (the original, later known as 128k to distinguish it from the 512k "Fat Mac")
The one that started it all, of course. Kinda-sorta-maybe portable.
This was the first Apple notebook with a color display, and the first ...
The RTC on your motherboard is the Hitachi HD146818P DIP chip located SouthEast of the CPU in your photo. According to the datasheet it uses a backup battery voltage that is nominally 3VDC. I suspect that J21 is probably the battery jack, but I don't see any indication of polarity.
J17 is a 34-pin connection that is likely for the built-in Floppy Disk ...