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 http://www.livingcomputers.org/Discover/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.
Status of these systems may be checked at http://tty.livingcomputers.org/
OS: NOS 1.3
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). Today, the system is made available for use by interested parties through the LCM's Request a Login page. 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
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.