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Wang VS85

Wang VS 85

This VS85, donated by the Wells River Savings Bank, uses the CP4 processor and was introduced in 1983. It has 32 bit system bus, a 64 bit memory bus and a 16 bit I/O bus. This system is a short single bus version of a VS100. This system could support 4 MB of RAM, 32 Workstations, 1 disk IOP, 4 disk drives, 6 communications lines, and 1 22V25-2 tape IOP for the 2219V tape drive. With the additional 32 kB cache board installed it would support a second disk IOP and 8 disk drives, and 48 workstations.
 
 Slot  Part Number  Description
 1  210-7602 Control Memory (CM) Contains microinstruction storage, instruction counter, trap handling logic, and system clock.
 2  210-7600 A Bus (CP #1) Contains all A bus registers, status registers, branch decision logic, multiplier, and the real time clock.
 3  210-7601-R3 B Bus (CP #2) Contains all A bus registers, Translation RAM (T-RAM), binary ALU, and the decision ALU.    
 4  210-8804-A Cache Memory - Optionally replaces the MCI. Contains 32KB of Cache Memory, memory sequencing controls, and buffers for all read data. Supports a 64-bit memory access.  Used for support of 2nd disk IOP or tape IOP for the 2219V tape drive.
 5  210-7605 System Bus Controller (SBC) - Must be used with Cache option and replaces MCII. Controls all Read/Write data to/from MM, ECC generation, correction logic, and error checking. The SBC also contains the Bus Translation Log (BTL) and the External Conditions Register (ECR). Supports a 64-bit memory access.
 6  210-8603-1  
 7  210-8603-2  
 8  210-8311 Bus Adapter (BA) - Contains the logic necessary to interface up to six IOPs with the SBC/MCII.
 9  220-090-900A  EMC 4-Port SMD Disk Controller
 10  7410 4-Port SMD Disk Controller
 11 7110/7216  16-Port SIO Controller
 12   Empty
 13  7110/7216  16-Port SIO Controller
14  7826/9238

 32-Port Intelligent SIO Controller

 
This system was available in 6 configurations:
 
VS85-1, $63,000
VS85 CPU, 1 MB RAM, Operating System, Assembler
22V27-2 16-port serial IOP
2266S-3 48K Archiving Workstation 
VS85-2, $73,000
VS85 CPU, 2 MB RAM, Operating System, Assembler
22V27-2 16-port serial IOP
2266S-3 48K Archiving Workstation
VS85-4, $91,000
VS85 CPU, 4 MB RAM, Operating System, Assembler
22V27-2 16-port serial IOP
2266S-3 48K Archiving Workstation
VS85E, $78,000
VS85 CPU, 1 MB RAM, Operating System, Assembler
22V27-2 16-port serial IOP
22V28 4-Port Disk IOP
22V26-3 3-Port TC IOP
2266S-3 48K Archiving Workstation
2280V-3 90 MB Disk Drive
220-3041-20 Disk 'A' Cable - 25 feet
220-3033-22 Disk 'B' Cable - 25 feet
Compiler, (COBOL, RPGII, BASIC, or PL/1)
VS85F, $83,000
VS85 CPU, 1 MB RAM, Operating System, Assembler
22V27-2 16-port serial IOP
22V28 4-Port Disk IOP
22V26-3 3-Port TC IOP
2266S-3 48K Archiving Workstation
2265V-2 288 MB Disk Drives
220-3041-18 Disk 'A' Cable - 25 feet
220-3033-24 Disk 'B' Cable - 25 feet
Compiler, (COBOL, RPGII, BASIC, or PL/1)
VS85G, $93,000
VS85 CPU, 1 MB RAM, Operating System, Assembler
22V27-2 16-port serial IOP
22V28 4-Port Disk IOP
22V26-3 3-Port TC IOP
2266S-3 48K Archiving Workstation
2265V-1 Two 75 MB Disk Drives
220-3041-20 Disk 'A' Cable - 25 feet
220-3033-22 Disk 'B' Cable - 25 feet
220-3031-3 'A' Daisy Chain Cable - 10 feet
Compiler, (COBOL, RPGII, BASIC, or PL/1)
 
210-7602, Control Memory (CM).
 
210-7600, A Bus (CP #1).
 
210-7601, B Bus (CP #2).
 
210-8804, Cache Memory.
 
210-7605, System Bus Controller (SBC).
 
210-8603-1, Part of the processor. 
 
210-8603-2, Part of the processor.  
 
210-8311, Bus Adapter (BA).  
 
EMC SMD Controller.  
 
210-7410, 4-Port SMD Controller. 
 
210-7110, 16-Port SIO Controller. 
 
210-7826, 31-Port SIO Controller. 
 
Wang VS85 Front View
 
Wang VS85 Rear View
 
Wang VS85 Inside Front View
 
Wang VS85 Top View
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