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 ...
I'm trying to identify what kind of machine this is. It looks like an Amiga of some kind,
It's a Commodore C64-II also known as C64C:
The mouse seams to be an Apple ADB mouse (Type A9M0331), sold from 1986 until the mid 1990s:
but I can't read "Amiga" anywhere on the front. Maybe the brand was removed.
If you look into the lower right, you'll ...
Those are PCMCIA adapters. With laptops, a single PCMCIA card was narrower than Ethernet (or phone lines). You could get a 2 card thing (but I don't recall any from 3COM)
shows an example of 2 card Xircom (which had RJ-45 direct input but meant you couldn't use any other PCMCIA cards) and the narrower 3COM with the port your ...
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:
Is that computer based on a real one or are there any records of computers resembling that?
Yes and no.
There is no computer exactly like the one shown, but Coleco was a successful video game company, rivaling Atari with their ColecoVison system. It may have been the best system available in 1982, selling half a million units between August and Christmas.
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.
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/
These were designed for 3COM Megahertz networking PCMCIA cards (aka PC cards). These were add-on cards for laptops that didn't have internal network adapters. See bottom device on this picture on Wikimedia.
Some versions of these cards were equipped with a small pop-up female Ethernet connector (the original XJACK), which obviated the need for these dongles....
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
[So far not an Answer, just a pointer from some Google supported memory - nice question research BTW]
There are other scenes showing the terminals, for example later on, when he get's his first pay check (and the idea to round up pennies) like seen in this Youtube clip. Here they are setup in a data center (*1). Notable point here are the disk drives in the ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
The only Coleco computer I know of is the Coleco Adam, but it did not look like the computer in the Simpsons. The Coleco logo is very similar to their actual logo though.
Of course Coleco is most known for their home video game system the ColecoVision.
Definitely a 4130, I spent five years of my life maintaining these as well as coding in machine code. A 24 bit machine with a built in floating point unit and no chips only transistors running on a 10v supply. Happy days?!
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 ...
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 ...
NASA's Langley Research Center primarily performs research. It has more than 40 wind tunnels.
Mary Jackson worked with the wind tunnels at Langley, both before and after obtaining her engineering degree.
In 1953, she began working for engineer Kazimierz Czarnecki in the Supersonic Pressure Tunnel. [...] In 1958, the same year that NACA became NASA, she ...
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 ...
The photo shows the control room for the Eight-Foot Transonic Pressure Tunnel at NASA Langley. The panels shown don't belong any specific system but rather are standard 19-inch racks that can be fitted with whatever is needed at a particular time.
Looking at the document on the desk at the right of the image1 we can make out the name of the facility.
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.
Was it an Elliot-Automation 41xx system, an actual 24-bit contemporary of the 315 also sold by NCR during the mid-60s?
I came across one of these mentioned as a 32K word 24-bit system:
I started on an ICL 4120, which was upgraded to an Elliott 4130 (yes,
the 40130 was made first, they were just at the time ICL for formed
from Elliott and the others), ...