Welcome to the Living Computer Museum's Wiki Page!
Below you will find information on the Computers available over the Internet from the LCM through ssh.
To request a login, visit https://livingcomputers.org/Computer-Collection/Online-Systems/Request-A-Login.aspx
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Once you have a login, you may connect to the host using:
host is the name of the host you wish to connect to (refer to the list below). This will connect you across a telnet bridge to the host. You will then be prompted to log in with the account you have been granted.
Alternatively you can also connect to our menu system to springboard to all public hosts using:
Model: KL-10 1095
The Living Computer Museum is home to the world's only operating CDC 65001). Originally built in 1967 then retired to storage in 1989, restoration on the LCM's CDC 6500 began in 20132). Principle engineer Bruce Sherry continues the ongoing work of restoration along with others, managing the vast array of unique hardware and software required to bring the CDC 6500 experience to a whole new generation.
Using the CDC 6500 is, for many, a new and daunting experience. A survival guide has been created that covers the basics of the operating system, editors, and programming environments available on the LCM's CDC 6500.
Model: PDP-11, decdatasystems 11/570
OS: UNIX V7
OS: OpenVMS V7.3
Model: AlphaServer AS-1000
OS: TRU64 v5.0
Note: As of September 2019, the IBM 4361 is online and remotely accessible, but due to space limitations in the computer room it is not currently on public display.
A VM/CMS Survival Guide exists to guide the first time user of the IBM mainframe environment.
Watch Living Computers Multics system boot for the first time. The panel is real hardware originally used at the University of Michigan and interfaced to the simulated Honeywell 6180.
Model: PDP-6 sn 4
OS: ITS 1648