Strobe Data Providing Solutions to Industry for 31

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Strobe Data Providing Solutions to Industry for 31 Years Al Morgan July 25, 2001

Strobe Data Providing Solutions to Industry for 31 Years Al Morgan July 25, 2001 1

Strobe Data - Background Founded in 1972 · Initially Data General OEM · Provided

Strobe Data - Background Founded in 1972 · Initially Data General OEM · Provided real-time systems for industry and government Develop, manufacture and sell PC based compatible minicomputer systems Al Morgan July 25, 2001 · · 2

“”Seamless Migration !! “Run your minicomputer applications today on your PC platform” Al Morgan

“”Seamless Migration !! “Run your minicomputer applications today on your PC platform” Al Morgan July 25, 2001 3

Emulation Experience - 27 years Hawk - Migrates Data General Nova and Eclipse ·.

Emulation Experience - 27 years Hawk - Migrates Data General Nova and Eclipse ·. Hardware and Operating system to Wintel platform Osprey - Migrates DEC PDP-11 Hardware, Operating. system and Application software to Wintel platform Kestrel - Migrates HP 1000 hardware, RTE, and. Application software to Wintel platform · · With no changes in the original software!!! Al Morgan July 25, 2001 4

DG Nova/Eclipse to Hawk Co-Processor Hawk 1987 Al Morgan July 25, 2001 5

DG Nova/Eclipse to Hawk Co-Processor Hawk 1987 Al Morgan July 25, 2001 5

PDP-11 to Osprey Co-Processor Osprey PDP-11/83 PDP-11/93 PDP-11/24 PDP-11/20 PDP-11/05 PDP-11/44 1990 1995 1988

PDP-11 to Osprey Co-Processor Osprey PDP-11/83 PDP-11/93 PDP-11/24 PDP-11/20 PDP-11/05 PDP-11/44 1990 1995 1988 1981 1979 1972 1970 Al Morgan July 25, 2001 6

HP 1000 to Kestrel Co-Processor KESTREL 21 MX - M 21 MX - E

HP 1000 to Kestrel Co-Processor KESTREL 21 MX - M 21 MX - E 21 MX - F 2116 A 2115 A 2114 A 1966 1967 1968 L -SERIES A 600, A 700 A 900 A 400 A 990 2100 1971 2001 1974 1976 1978 Al Morgan July 25, 2001 1980 1982 1983 1986 1990 7

Seamless Migration Windows 2000 Co-Processor Emulator Custom Legacy Hardware Fortran Assembly RTE Cobol Application

Seamless Migration Windows 2000 Co-Processor Emulator Custom Legacy Hardware Fortran Assembly RTE Cobol Application Al Morgan July 25, 2001 8

Co-Processor Enclosures Applications Environments Commercial Tower PC, server class Adverse Industrial Mil-Rugged Rack Chassis

Co-Processor Enclosures Applications Environments Commercial Tower PC, server class Adverse Industrial Mil-Rugged Rack Chassis Mountable Chassis Al Morgan July 25, 2001 9

Commercial Tower PC Host Example HP’s Vectra Al Morgan July 25, 2001 10

Commercial Tower PC Host Example HP’s Vectra Al Morgan July 25, 2001 10

Adverse Mil-Rugged Kestrel/PC Al Morgan July 25, 2001 11

Adverse Mil-Rugged Kestrel/PC Al Morgan July 25, 2001 11

Industrial Rack Mountable PC Chassis FCC and CE certifiable chassis • 450 Watt universal

Industrial Rack Mountable PC Chassis FCC and CE certifiable chassis • 450 Watt universal PS • HP 1000 backplane , 10 - slots • Unibus backplane for • 4 or 9 hex-height custom cards Fan cooled • 267 or 356 mm H • 483 mm W 560 mm D 20 kg • Al Morgan July 25, 2001 12

Industrial Rack Mountable PC Chassis PC motherboard Kestrel card plugs into PC motherboard Power

Industrial Rack Mountable PC Chassis PC motherboard Kestrel card plugs into PC motherboard Power supply Strobe’s Legacy Hardware Chassis Al Morgan July 25, 2001 13

Rack Mount Hawk Chassis DG 4 - Slots Al Morgan July 25, 2001 14

Rack Mount Hawk Chassis DG 4 - Slots Al Morgan July 25, 2001 14

Rack Mount Osprey Chassis 4 -Uni. Bus slots Al Morgan July 25, 2001 15

Rack Mount Osprey Chassis 4 -Uni. Bus slots Al Morgan July 25, 2001 15

Rack Mount Osprey Chassis 9 -Uni. Bus slots Al Morgan July 25, 2001 16

Rack Mount Osprey Chassis 9 -Uni. Bus slots Al Morgan July 25, 2001 16

Rack Mount Kestrel Chassis 10 -Slot Al Morgan July 25, 2001 17

Rack Mount Kestrel Chassis 10 -Slot Al Morgan July 25, 2001 17

Rack Mount Kestrel Chassis 10 -Slot Al Morgan July 25, 2001 18

Rack Mount Kestrel Chassis 10 -Slot Al Morgan July 25, 2001 18

Rack Mountable Custom OEM Chassis 5. 25” Qbus, PC Al Morgan July 25, 2001

Rack Mountable Custom OEM Chassis 5. 25” Qbus, PC Al Morgan July 25, 2001 19

Strobe Hardware Co-Processor Al Morgan July 25, 2001 20

Strobe Hardware Co-Processor Al Morgan July 25, 2001 20

Co-Processor Architecture 32 MB/S 132 MB/S Read Write Al Morgan July 25, 2001 21

Co-Processor Architecture 32 MB/S 132 MB/S Read Write Al Morgan July 25, 2001 21

Benefits of the Co-Processor · Move to a high reliability, low maintenance cost system

Benefits of the Co-Processor · Move to a high reliability, low maintenance cost system platform · Investment protection – Keep existing peripherals – Retain the existing code and licenses – Preserve special or custom I/O devices using legacy bus adapter · Access to new, cost-effective technology – Replace low-density, high-cost legacy mass storage peripherals with modern commodity devices – Migration of multiple legacy family systems to a single PC – Code development can continue like on the real legacy system, Or data from the legacy application can be piped into new applications on the PC without disturbing the legacy code. Al Morgan July 25, 2001 22

Co-Processor Legacy System Highlights · Code and Binary compatible with legacy software and application

Co-Processor Legacy System Highlights · Code and Binary compatible with legacy software and application code. · · · Emulates a wide class of legacy peripherals. · 99% of the time plug and play!! Full architectural emulation supports all legacy software. Legacy Interface Controller available for custom I/O needs Al Morgan July 25, 2001 23

Summary Trivial transition from legacy system to Co-Processor Increased reliability using PC devices ·

Summary Trivial transition from legacy system to Co-Processor Increased reliability using PC devices · Preserves existing legacy software investment Improved performance · Reduced floorspace and electrical power · · · Ride PC improvements into the future! Al Morgan July 25, 2001 24