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GEC Computers Installed
There was an early decision to install five GEC systems in university departments at Bristol, Cambridge, Glasgow, Newcastle and Cranfield. GEC were late on delivering these.The first system did not go into Bristol until October 1978, six months after the order. By June 1979, all five systems had been installed. By October 1980, systems had also been installed at Bradford, Cardiff and Birmingham. Later still, systems were installed at Heriot-Watt, QMC and Sheffield. GEC systems had also been purchased by other Research Council institutions and support was also provided for these.
The main GEC models were:
- 1973: GEC 4080
- 1976: GEC 4070 and 4082
- 1978: GEC 4085
- 1979: GEC 4060, 4062, 4065, 4080M
- 1981: GEC 4090
- 1982: GEC 4190, 4180, 4150
- 1986: GEC 4185, 4195
The series was still evolving up until 1993.
The full list of GEC systems supported by ICF was:
|Computers wholly owned by SRC and installed by ICF:|
|Herriot Watt||GEC 4085|
|Computers linked to ICF and running ICF operating systems:|
|Appleton (Slough)||GEC 4070|
|UCL Enhanced Workstation||GEC 4082|
|Manchester Enhanced Workstation||GEC 4082|
|RAL Data Editing System||GEC 4080|
|NERC Keyworth||GEC 4070|
|NERC Swindon||GEC 4070|
ITP, FTP to each other and HASP RJE to central batch facilities all via SRC X25. RJE to each other was available by end 1980.