Section 14.3

14.3.1  Orion 2 Prototype  (Machine No. 36)  (Aug 1969)

This is at Lily Hill, Bracknell and used by Nebula Compiler team.

Equipment

Geographical
Name

k-bits

16,384 words of core store

32,768 words of drum store

 

 

7 Magnetic tape decks

MTA to MTG

64 to 70

1 Flexowriter Z

FLX
FLO

17
18

2 paper tape readers

TRA
TRB

12
13

1 ICT 593 card reader

CRA

10

1 7-track punch

SPA

16

2 Anelex printers (standard)

LPA
LPB

8
9

 

Orion 2 Prototype  (Machine No. 36)   (July 1967)

This is at Lily Hill, Bracknell and used by Nebula Compiler team.

Equipment

Geographical
Name

k-bits

16,384 words of core store

32,768 words of drum store

 

 

7 Magnetic tape decks

MTA to MTG

64 to 70

1 Flexowriter Z

FLX
FLO

12
13

2 paper tape readers

TRA
TRB

9
10

1 7-track punch

SPA

11

1 Anelex printers (standard)

LPA

8

 

14.3.2  Prudential Assurance Company Limited      Machine No. 33  (Aug 1969)

This machine is installed in London.  It is used for daily updating of 1 million ordinary branch policies.

Equipment

Geographical
Name

k-bits

32,768 words of core store
4 Sperry Type IC Drums (65536 words)

 

 

10 Potter 120 tape decks (200 Kc/s)
2 Magnetic tape control unit

MTA to MTJ

64 to 73

1 Flexowriter Z

FLX
FLO

24
23

2 TR5 tape readers

TRA
TRB

16
17

1 7-track teletype punch

SPA

22

2 I.C.T. 593 card readers

CRA
CRB

8 (18 interstage)
10 (20 interstage)

2 Anelex line printers (Standard)

LPA
LPB

12
13

1 I.C.T. 582 card punch

CPA

14

1 Orion 2/1900 Direct Data link

ILA
OLA

1
2

 

Prudential Assurance Company Limited      Machine No. 33  (July 1967)

This machine is installed in London.  It is used for daily updating of 1 million ordinary branch policies.

Equipment

Geographical
Name

k-bits

32,768 words of core store
4 Sperry Type IC Drums (65536 words)

 

 

10 Potter 120 tape decks (200 Kc/s)
2 Magnetic tape control unit

MTA to MTJ

64 to 73

1 Flexowriter Z

FLX
FLO

24
23

2 TR5 tape readers

TRA
TRB

16
17

1 7-track teletype punch

SPA

22

2 I.C.T. 593 card readers

CRA
CRB

8 (18 interstage)
10 (20 interstage)

2 Anelex line printers (Standard)

LPA
LPB

12
13

1 I.C.T. 582 card punch

CPA

14

 

14.3.3  Prudential Assurance Company Limited      Machine No. 35  (Aug 1969)

This machine is installed in London.  It is used for daily updating of industrial branch policies.

Equipment

Geographical
Name

k-bits

32,768 words of core store
4 Sperry Type IC Drums (65536 words)

 

 

10 Potter 120 tape decks (200 Kc/s)
2 Magnetic tape control units

MTA to MTJ

64 to 73

1 Flexowriter Z

FLX
FLO

24
23

2 TR5 tape readers

TRA
TRB

16
17

1 7-track teletype punch

SPA

22

2 I.C.T. 593 card readers

CRA
CRB

8 (18 interstage)
10 (20 interstage)

2 Anelex line printers (Standard)

LPA
LPB

12
13

1 I.C.T. 582 card punch

CPA

14

1 Orion 2/1900 Direct Data Link

ILA
OLA

1
2

 

Prudential Assurance Company Limited      Machine No. 35  (July 1967)

This machine is installed in London.  It is used for daily updating of industrial branch policies.

Equipment

Geographical
Name

k-bits

32,768 words of core store
4 Sperry Type IC Drums (65536 words)

 

 

10 Potter 120 tape decks (200 Kc/s)
2 Magnetic tape control units

MTA to MTJ

64 to 73

1 Flexowriter Z

FLX
FLO

24
23

2 TR5 tape readers

TRA
TRB

16
17

1 7-track teletype punch

SPA

22

2 I.C.T. 593 card readers

CRA
CRB

8 (18 interstage)
10 (20 interstage)

2 Anelex line printers (Standard)

LPA
LPB

12
13

1 I.C.T. 582 card punch

CPA

14

 

14.3.4  South African Mutual Life Assurance Society  (Machine No. 34)  (Aug 1969)

This machine is installed in Cape Town.  It replaces the Perseus computer and is used for updating insurance policies

Equipment

Geographical
Name

k-bits

16,384 words of core store
4 Sperry Type IC Drums (65,536 words)

 

 

8 Potter 120 Decks (200 Kc/s)
3 Potter 120 Decks ( 90 Kc/s)
2 Magnetic Tape Control Unit

MTA to MTH
MTX to MTZ

64 to 71
77 to 79

1 Flexowriter Z

FLX (in)
FLO (out)

16
15

2 paper tape readers

TRA
TRB

13
14

1 Elliott 1000 character per sec. paper tape reader

TRC

12

1 7-track teletype punch

SPA

17

1 I.C.T. 593 card reader
  65 and 80 columns (65 normal only)

CRA

10

2 Anelex printers (Standard)

LPA
LPB

8
9

(1 Electrodata Unit for
 Converting Perseus tapes)

ECA
EDA
EAA

6
4
5

 

 

 

Spares

 

 

1 Flexowriter Z

 

 

1 7-Track punch

 

 

 

South African Mutual Life Assurance Society  (Machine No. 34)  (July 1967)

This machine is installed in Cape Town.  It replaces the Perseus computer and is used for updating insurance policies

Equipment

Geographical
Name

k-bits

16,384 words of core store
4 Sperry Type IC Drums (65,536 words)

 

 

8 Potter 120 Decks (200 Kc/s)
3 Potter 120 Decks ( 90 Kc/s)
2 Magnetic Tape Control Unit

MTA to MTH
MTX to MTZ

64 to 71
77 to 79

1 Flexowriter Z

FLX (in)
FLO (out)

16
15

2 paper tape readers

TRA
TRB

12
13

1 7-track teletype punch

SPA

17

1 I.C.T. 593 card reader
  65 and 80 columns (65 normal only)

CRA

10

2 Anelex printers (Standard)

LPA
LPB

8
9

(1 Electrodata Unit for
 Converting Perseus tapes)

ECA
EDA
EAA

4
5
6

Spares

 

 

1 Flexowriter Z

 

 

1 7-Track punch

 

 

 

14.3.5  Beecham Group Limited   (Machine No. 37)  (Aug 1969)

This machine is installed at Brentford.  It is used for sales accounting, sales analysis and stock control.

Equipment

Geographical
Name

k-bits

16,384 words of core store
3 drums (49,152 words)

 

 

10 Ampex TM2 tape decks
2 Magnetic tape control unit

MTA to MTJ

64 to 73

1 Flexowriter Z

FLX
FLO

21
20

3 TR5 tape reader

TRA
TRB
TRC

17
18
19

2 7-track teletype punches

SPA
SPB

15
16

2 593 Card Readers

CRA
CRB

11
13

3 I.C.T. 665 Line Printers (Commercial)

LPA
LPB
LPC

8
9
10

 

 

 

Spares

 

 

1 Flexowriter Z

 

 

1 TR5 tape reader

 

 

2 Ampex TM2 tape decks

 

 

 

Beecham Group Limited   (Machine No. 37)  (July 1967)

This machine is installed at Brentford.  It is used for sales accounting, sales analysis and stock control.

Equipment

Geographical
Name

k-bits

16,384 words of core store
3 drums (49,152 words)

 

 

10 Ampex TM2 tape decks
2 Magnetic tape control unit

MTA to MTJ

64 to 73

1 Flexowriter Z

FLX
FLO

21
20

3 TR5 tape reader

TRA
TRB
TRC

16
17
18

2 7-track teletype punches

SPA
SPB

14
15

2 593 Card Readers

CRA
CRB

10
12

2 I.C.T. 665 Line Printers (Commercial)

LPA
LPB

8
9

Spares

 

 

1 Flexowriter Z

 

 

1 TR5 tape reader

 

 

2 Ampex TM2 tape decks

 

 

 

14.3.6  "Norwich Union" Life Assurance Company Limited  (Machine No. 38)  (Aug 1969)

This machine is installed at Norwich.  It is used for processing life policies in the U.K. portfolio and for processing group life pension schemes involving 150,000 to 20,000 lives.

Equipment

Geographical
Name

k-bits

32,768 words of core store
3 Sperry Type IC drums (49,152 words)

 

 

14 Ampex TM2 tape decks
2 Magnetic tape control unit

MTA to MTN

64 to 77

1 Flexowriter Z

FLX
FLO

25
24

3 TR5 tape reader

TRA
TRB
TRC

13
14
15

2 7-track Teletype punches

SPA
SPB

16
17

1 593 Card Reader (65/80 column)

CRA

11
(18 interstage)

1 buffered Anelex line printer (standard)
2 unbuffered Anelex line printers (standard)

LPA
LPB
LPC

8
9
10

1 582 card punch

CPA

20

1 582B card punch

CPB

21

Spares

 

 

1 Flexowriter Z

 

 

1 Ampex TM2 tape deck online as

MTO

78