(ASR33) The ASR32 was a similar device, but used five hole Baudot code. The otherwise identical KSR33 and KSR32 models lacked the paper tape reader and punch. "KSR" stood for " keyboard send and receive" while "ASR" stood for "automatic send and receive." ...more on Wikipedia about "ASR33"
The Bendix G-15 computer was introduced in 1956 by the Bendix Corporation, Computer Division, Los Angeles, California. It was about 5 by 3 by 3 feet and weighed about 950 pounds. The base system, without peripherals, cost $49,500. A working model cost around $60,000. It could also be rented for $1,485 per month. It was meant for scientific and industrial markets. The series was gradually discontinued when Control Data Corporation took over the Bendix computer division in 1963. ...more on Wikipedia about "Bendix G-15"
The Data General Eclipse line of computers by Data General were 16-bit minicomputers released in early 1974. The Eclipse was based on many of the same concepts as the Data General Nova, but included support for virtual memory and multitasking more suitable to the small office than the lab. It was also packaged differently for this reason, in a floor-standing case the size of a small fridge. ...more on Wikipedia about "Data General Eclipse"
The Data General Nova was a popular 16-bit minicomputer built by the United States company Data General starting in 1969. The Nova packed enough power to do most simple computing tasks and was packaged into a single rack mount case. The Nova became hugely popular in science labs around the world, and eventually 50,000 would be sold. The Nova was followed by the Eclipse, which was similar in most ways but added virtual memory support and other features required by modern operating systems. ...more on Wikipedia about "Data General Nova"
The Orion was a series of 32-bit minicomputers designed and produced in the 1980s by High Level Hardware Ltd. (HLH), a company based in Oxford, UK. ...more on Wikipedia about "HLH Orion"
Hewlett-Packard's first computer, the 2116A of the HP-2100 series, was developed in the late 1960s. It is a 16-bit word-addressed general purpose computer. Main memory is 4096 words (4K), expandable to 32K magnetic core. The memory cycle time is 1.6 microseconds. ...more on Wikipedia about "HP 2100"
The HP 3000 series is a family of minicomputers released by Hewlett-Packard in 1973 after a difficult development project. It was intended to be the first minicomputer delivered with a full featured operating system with timesharing. ...more on Wikipedia about "HP 3000" Simply www.shortopedia.com!
The Imlac PDS-1 is a graphical minicomputer made by Imlac Corporation of Needham, Massachusetts. The PDS-1 debuted in 1970 and is considered to be the predecessor of all later graphical minicomputers and modern computer workstations. The PDS-1 had a built-in display list processor and 4096 16-bit words of core RAM. The PDS-1 used a vector display processor for displaying vector graphics as opposed to the raster graphics of modern computer displays. The PDS-1 was often used with another flagship Imlac product, a typesetting program called CES. ...more on Wikipedia about "Imlac PDS-1"
The LINC (Laboratory Instrument Computer) was a 12-bit, 2048-word computer. The LINC and the PDP-8 can be considered the first mini computers and perhaps the first personal computers as well. Although its instruction set was small, it was larger than the ingenious and tiny PDP-8 instruction set. ...more on Wikipedia about "LINC"
Lisp machines were general-purpose computers designed (usually through hardware support) to efficiently run Lisp as their main software language. In a sense, they were the first commercial single-user workstations. While modest in number (perhaps 7000 units as of 1988 ), they pioneered or developed many now-commonplace technologies, including effective garbage collection, laser printing, windowing systems, high-resolution bit-mapped graphics, computer graphic rendering and a number of networking innovations. ...more on Wikipedia about "Lisp machine"
Minicomputer (colloquially, mini) is a largely obsolete term for a class of multi-user computers which make up the middle range of the computing spectrum, in between the largest multi-user systems (traditionally, mainframe computers) and the smallest single-user systems ( microcomputers or personal computers). More modern terms for such machines include midrange systems (common in IBM parlance), workstations (common in Sun Microsystems and general UNIX/ Linux parlance), and servers. ...more on Wikipedia about "Minicomputer"
Norsk Data was a ( mini-) computer manufacturer located in Oslo, Norway. Existing from 1967 to 1992, it had its most active period in the years from the early 1970s to the late 1980s. ...more on Wikipedia about "Norsk Data"
The PDP-11 was a 16-bit minicomputer sold by Digital Equipment Corp. in the 1970s and 1980s. The PDP-11 was a successor to DEC's PDP-8 computer in the PDP series of computers. It had several uniquely innovative features, and was easier to program than its predecessors. While well-liked by programmers, it was eventually superseded by personal computers, including the IBM PC and Apple II. ...more on Wikipedia about "PDP-11"
The DEC PDP-7 is a minicomputer produced by Digital Equipment Corporation. Introduced in 1965, the first to use their Flip Chip® technology, with a cost of only $72,000 USD, it was cheap but powerful. The PDP-7 was the third of Digital's 18-bit machines, with essentially the same instruction set architecture as the PDP-4 and the PDP-9. It was the first wire-wrapped PDP. ...more on Wikipedia about "PDP-7"
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The PDP-8 was the first successful commercial minicomputer, produced by Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) in the 1960s. It was the first widely sold computer in the DEC PDP series of computers (the PDP-5 was not originally intended to be a general-purpose computer). ...more on Wikipedia about "PDP-8"
Prime Computer was a Natick, Massachusetts-based producer of minicomputers from 1972 until 1992. ...more on Wikipedia about "Prime Computer"
Programmed Data Processor (abbreviated PDP) was the name of a series of computers, several of them ground-breaking and very influential, made by Digital Equipment Corporation. They were given that name because at the time of their introduction, computers had a reputation of being large and expensive machines, and the PDP machines were aimed at a market which couldn't afford the larger computers. ...more on Wikipedia about "Programmed Data Processor"
The Q-bus (also known as the LSI-11 Bus) was one of several bus technologies used with PDP and MicroVAX computer systems manufactured by the Digital Equipment Corporation of Maynard, Massachusetts. ...more on Wikipedia about "Q-Bus"
SM EVM (СМ ЭВМ) was general name for several types of Soviet minicomputers in 1970s and 1980s. ...more on Wikipedia about "SM EVM"
The SM-1420 (CM-1420) was a PDP-11/34+ clone, and the successor to SM-4 in Soviet Bloc countries. It was produced in the Soviet Union, Bulgaria, and East Germany. ...more on Wikipedia about "SM-1420"
SM-4 (CM-4), Soviet PDP-11/40 computer clone, developed in Moscow's INEUM (INstitut Elektronnykh Upravlyaushikh Mashin, leading R&D organization of Soviet MinPribor) in the second half of 1970s. Very popular in science and technology. ...more on Wikipedia about "SM-4"
A supermini (from superminicomputer) is, by definition, "a minicomputer with high performance compared to ordinary minicomputers". The term was an invention used from the mid- 1970s mainly to distinguish the emerging 32-bit minis from the classical 16-bit minicomputers. ...more on Wikipedia about "Supermini"
The IBM System/3 was a low-end business computer introduced in the early 1970s and aimed at new customers and organizations that still used IBM 1400 series computers or unit record equipment. It featured a new punch card format that was smaller and stored 96 characters. Instead of the rectangular punches in the classic IBM card, the new cards had tiny (1 mm), circular holes much like paper tape. Data was stored in six-bit binary-coded decimal code, with three rows of 32 characters each, or 8-bit EBCDIC, with the two extra holes located in the top rows. IBM System/370s with a proper card reader could also process the new cards. ...more on Wikipedia about "System/3"
The System/32 (IBM 5320) is a single user minicomputer marketed by IBM in the mid- to late 1970s. It was used primarily by small to midsize businesses for accounting applications. ...more on Wikipedia about "System/32"
The System/34 was a minicomputer marketed by IBM from 1978 to 1983. It was a multi-user, multi-tasking successor to the single-user System/32. Like the System/32 and the older System/3, the System/34 was primarily programmed in the RPG II language. One of the machine's more interesting features was an off-line storage mechanism that utilized "magazines" - boxes of 8-inch floppies that the machine could load and eject in a nonsequential fashion. Borrowing mainframe features such as programmable job queues and priority levels, the System/34 ran quite nicely on 64K of memory. ...more on Wikipedia about "System/34" If you like you could tell us your opinion about http://www.shortopedia.com shortopedia
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