How great is this! A Nova 3/12 with “Blinkenlights” on its way in! Awhile back, a gentleman called me and asked if I wanted his Nova 3/12? I guess you know the answer. His system was used for real-time data collection and evaluation and was purchased in 1979.
As you can see from the picture, it is a two-bay system with one 6045 Phoenix 5+5Mb disk drive (one 5 Mb fixed platter + one 5 Mb cartridge disk) and a paper tape reader in the CPU cabinet plus two Diablo 44 disk drives in the peripherals cabinet drive (one 5 Mb fixed platter + one 5 Mb cartridge disk per drive).
I have been told that the CPU has the Triple Option installed which consists of Hardware Multiply and Divide, Memory Parity Generator/Checker and Memory Management and Protection Unit (MMPU). The system comes with complete documentation, about 20 spare boards and 17 disk cartridges.