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The software was very simple just outputting counts of 14C and currents measured.
Age calculation was done offline and could just be done with a calculator, or by a simple program into which you typed the numbers from the AMS."that the AMS control console computer in the Arizona University's radiocarbon dating laboratory was little more than a calculator. I have identified this as probably a DEC VT-100 terminal connected to a DEC VAX-11 32-bit minicomputer-see below.]question in a recent post on his blog, whether the AMS control console computers were even "programmable." My reply to Porter on his blog, included: Has he determined if the AMS Control Consoles at all three labs had programmable computers There is no such thing as a NON-programmable computer. Ramsey confirmed that the AMS control console computers were under the control of "software," which is just another name for a program.
It makes for interesting reading: The uncalibrated dates of sample 1 (the Shroud) in Table 2 of the 1989 Nature paper are widely different.