Notes from the Museum

How do you wake up a Cray Supercomputer?

Last weekend, Delwyn and Adam worked again on the Cray Supercomputer Y-MP-EL, focusing on the power systems. You don't just plug these giants from the past into a spare mains socket and hope for the best ...

Pioneers, Adopers and Natives

A very big thanks to Peter, a valued museum volunteer, who has been writing our blog for the museum’s website. Brian and Chris, two more volunteers, are going to pick up where Peter left off and bring you more from the day to day workings of our museum. So for my (Chris) first contribution, I wanted to share some thoughts about our all-important visitors

Project progress, members day, a request for info and looking forward

Having finally escaped from TNMOC (it took me over a month to dig the tunnel) I'm hoping to evade capture long enough to complete another bumper edition of news from the corridors of our increasingly popular computer museum...

Storage, network issues and tidbits from the archive

Another bumper update on activities at the museum over the past several weeks and a few more interesting tidbits from the archive...

A successful VCF, restoration project updates, IRIS is not well and keeping cool

Rather later than anticipated due to holiday and 'real' work activities by many at the museum, here is an update on what has been happening since the VCF.

Breath in...1..2..3...breath out... 1...2...3... and collapse... ok everyone... the VCF is over

This was one of the biggest events that TNMOC had ever put on, but thanks to a lot of hard work over the past months by the museum and Bletchley Park volunteers, the 'geekend' went really smoothly and was a roaring success.

VCF on the brain, guided tours of the museum start and more tidbits from the archive

Today children, we will be looking through the round window where we can see the museum folk restoring their old machines, taking visitors around the galleries and getting excited about the grand VCF show in a couple of weeks.

IRIS fails to deliver, an EDS80 gets in a spin again, notes from the archive and how to help us

Another bumper edition for our regular blog readers... or to put it another way we've been a bit busy lately so the blog is late again!

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