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I am a student at Cal Poly Pomona and just purchased a Symbolics 3640.
I wanted a LISP computer for a joint research project on neural nets,
but unfortunately the 3640 is a 20 amp machine.
Question #1: I understand that the 3640 can be modified with a "simple
converter" for home use (ie: 15 amps). Is this true, and what are the
Question #2: Does anyone know how much it would cost to upgrade it to
a more compact machine, perhaps an Ivory based Symbolics, MacIvory board,
or UX400/UX1200 board? (I believe my Symbolics has 2.5MW memory, a color
video board, and a card-cage full of other boards as well.)
Question #3: If I keep the 3640, I will need to purchase a monitor,
keyboard, and mouse for it. (Mine came sans-I/O.) Any suggestions or
Question #4: Can the 3640 output X Windows using Genera 8? Can any Symbolics?
Question #5: What type of tape units and hard drives does the 3640 use?
(ie: SCSI, ...)
Question #6: Is there a FAQ sheet I can pick up anywhere?
In short, I am a new, emerging Symbolics user and could use any information
Thank you in advance for any help...
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