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Digital Equipment LSI-11 Americas Cup Poster
[DEC-LSI-11-NYYC-AMERICAS-CUP]

Poster from the Digital Equipment Corporation





DEC 10 and 20 computers were used for complex engineering, Digital was manufacturing integrated circuits in Westboro and Worcester MA, producing ICs within the Components Group. The PDP had reached maturity, the VAX era had begun, and distributed computing was on the lips of every IT evangelist divining the future of computing.

The LSI-11 was Digital's adaptation of the PDP-11 implemented in a three chip solution. Later major accomplishments of Digital innovation included the Alpha computer, one of the fastest department level solvers ever built.

This poster was from the Americas' Cup Promotion touting the inclusion of LSI-11 based micro computers on-board three American Entries.

The ships were: Independence, Courageous, and Sverige

Poster is in very good condition and has DG sticker on the upper right corner.

Ted Turner skippered the Courageous to take 4 out of 4 races against the Australian challenger "Australia" in Newport RI held September 1977 and win the cup. The race pitted Sun City Yacht Club against the winning New York Yacht Club

Provenance:
Working as Integrated Circuit Design Engineer in 1976, prior to engaging careers in Engineering and Marketing at IBM Corp in 1978, this poster was presented to president of ESCN

ESCN was founded in 1991 as a UNIX consulting firm and Internet Service Provider, and served customers such as: IBM-Professional Services, HP Contract GE Steam Power Systems Support, Fidelity FMR-Co, Massachusetts Financial Services, Wellington Financial Management, Badger Engineering, Chipcom, Alden Electronics, EMC, Coremetrics, Monster's Hudson International, Hart Hankes, and other valued enterprise customers.

This poster was presented to Mark at the Digital Equipment Maynard Headquarters Facility in 1977, as a visiting contributor to the Digital Components Group.

Takeover of the Maynard Mill facility and subsequent Hudson Ma Advanced Technology has made this historical piece is VERY RARE.

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