The Hewlett Packard HP 9000 is the ancestor of the actual HP9000 station!
The RAM can be extended by blocks of 128 Kb. It is possible to add one or two processors (its power is then brought to 1.7 mips or 2.5 mips). It runs under HP-UX (Unix) and is sold with a database (image 9000), a 3D graphic program (graph 9000), as well as the BASIC, Pascal, FORTRAN and C programming languages.
There was a later variant with a 68010 processor that supported HP-UX (the HP version of Unix). It was called the 9836U. There were color versions of both, the 9836C and the 9836CU.
Marks Simms reports that the system HP that was sold as the first 32-bit microcomputer was the 9020. It was based on HP's proprietary processor architecture. The 9020 was a desktop system, but was much larger than the 9836 and had only one floppy drive. It only ran HP-UX.
After these products had been launched, HP decided to give the HP 9000 name to all its technical computers and the 9836 became the HP 9000 model 236 and the 9020 became the HP 9000 model 520. Add the series 300, 700 and 800 and the term HP 9000 becomes almost meaningless.
The Series 200 included the HP-9816, HP-9826, HP-9836, and HP-9836C. The HP-9836 was mainly used for CAE applications, and high-technology (of that time !) in general.
Alan Barrow reports :
The 9020 was HP's 32 bit workstation prior to the switch to motorola processors. The 9020 started like the 9836 as basic, but was quickly refocused to HP-UX. It then became the 9000 Series 500. The later 9030 and 9050 offered more expansion and utilized CIO bus cards later used in the first S800's.
The Series 500 was a true multi user unix environment and was used both in workstation and mini-computer type environment.
One more family note: some of the S200's unix executables would work on the Integral in character mode as well. In fact, they would also work on the S300's in 16 bit mode, I believe. HP did a good job of trying to maintain compatability via standards.
I have 2 working HP 9836C computers and one non-working HP 9836C computers, numerous connecting cables of various lengths,, (2) 7475A plotters,operator manuals, HP basic coding manuals, 2 HP 9153B disk drives .Anyone interested please contact me firstname.lastname@example.org or tel 727 791 6930
Saturday 29th September 2012
im looking for 9836 computer any one have it, for sale should be in good condition, should be working probability, both drives should be funcation. thank plz send me the price as soon as possbile best regards zahed
Thursday 19th May 2011
My lab bought an HP9836 in about 1982, together with a pen-plotter, a line printer, and a 15MB hard disk, all connected by HP-IB. The 9836 by itself was about UK£10,000, and the 15MB hard disk box about UK£2,500. Its principal use was to prepare colour acetate slides for presentations, although we also used it to control instrumentation for some of our work. Using the scroll wheel instead of a mouse (turning the wheel moved the cursor left and right, holding SHIFT down made the cursor move up and down) we became quite adept at making line drawings.
Tuesday 28th October 2008
Frank Burgum (U.K.)
full stroke keyboard with numeric keypad and function keys