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A > ACORN COMPUTER  > ABC 210 / Cambridge Workstation


This mini forum is intended to provide a simple means of discussion about the Acorn Computer  ABC 210 / Cambridge Workstation computer. If you want to share your own experience or memories, or add relevant information about this system: post a message! For other purposes like sales messages, hardware & software questions or information requests, please use our main forum.

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Monday 16th June 2014
Stuart Todd (Bradford, UK)

The main market for these machines were universities. I have surplus one from Leeds Universirty in the garage, the BBC board of which was working when it came to me although I could never get the 32015 started. I do recall Acorn User interviewing a Professor regarding their use of the Cambridge Workstation (CWS). He or she stated that despite the machine only have 1/10th the power of the university Cray supercomputer, as the staff and staff were able to test their code on the CWS

Tuesday 21st January 2014
Harry Ellis (UK)

Hi all - I bought my Cambridge Workstation form a company in Richmond, Surrey, UK in 1985 and still have it if anyone is interested. I developed for it a program for the documentation of entity models. It was still working satisfactorily in 1995 when I was using it to document a Corporate Data Model that I created for the British Army. This form of documentation was taken by my friend and colleague Richard Barker into Oracle where it emerged as their Designer 2000 product. I also have my BBC Micro and coprocessor.

Thursday 9th January 2014
Edward W. Jackson (USA)

My neighbor bought this computer, with "Peach Tree" software, in a package, with printer for some serious money in the late 80''s. I don''t remember exactly, but $6000 rings a bell. He was very proud of it, and I believe he used it for word processing.

Tuesday 15th October 2002
Richard Kilpatrick (Hawick, Scotland)

Anyone with these machines, please contact me - I'm wondering how many were made, and trying to get Panos 1.4X disk images to re-install. I also need a keyboard or details of the keyswitch to repair mine :)

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