Changeset 199 in t29-www for en


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Oct 11, 2010, 1:37:13 AM (12 years ago)
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DEC-Rechner (Fruehe/Wissenschaftliche Computer)

  • PDP-12 hinzugekommen
  • Notation von "PDP x" auf "PDP-x"
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  • en/computer/early-computers.shtm

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    2323    <p>Today's kids think of the latest mobile devices when talking about "mini computers". In contrast, in the 1960s and the early 70s, a computer was always huge (like our <a href="univac9400.shtm">UNIVAC mainframe</a>), thus a 300kg computer was "mini". Early computers are well worth seeing due to their enormous size and the nice transparent auxillary devices.
    24        <br />There is a very important computer family that finally lead to today's (personal) computers: The development of the "Mini" computers from Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC), series PDP&nbsp;8. The museum owns a complete production run from that devices: From the PDP&nbsp;8 (also called Classic&nbsp;8), year of manufacture 1965 to the PDP&nbsp;8a (1975, this one is less important so it is located in the archive).
     24       <br />There is a very important computer family that finally lead to today's (personal) computers: The development of the "Mini" computers from Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC), series PDP-8. The museum owns a complete production run from that devices: From the PDP-8 (also called Classic-8), year of manufacture 1965 to the PDP-8a (1975, this one is less important so it is located in the archive).
    2525           <br/>For further reading see the story about <a class="go" name="backlink-dec" href="/en/devices/dec-history.shtm">Rise and Fall of DIGITAL (Equipment Corporation)</a>.
    2626        </p>
     
    3030    <br />THe PDP 8L, a trimmed-down version of the PDP 8I, cannot hold more than 8 kB.</p> -->
    3131
    32         <h3>Classic PDP 8</h3>
     32        <h3>Classic PDP-8</h3>
    3333    <div class="box center auto-bildbreite">
    3434       <img src="/shared/photos/rechnertechnik/dec/classic8,594px.jpg" width="594" height="704" alt="PDP 8 Classic" />
    35        <p class="bildtext"><b>PDP 8</b> with tape deck TU 580, paper tape reader and hard disc</p>
     35       <p class="bildtext"><b>PDP-8</b> with tape deck TU 580, paper tape reader and hard disc</p>
    3636        </div>
    3737       
    3838        <p>
    39          One of the museal highlights: The complete PDP 8 system with processor,
    40          big tape deck TU 580 (originally belongs to the PDP 5, year of manufacture
     39         One of the museal highlights: The complete PDP-8 system with processor,
     40         big tape deck TU 580 (originally belongs to the PDP-5, year of manufacture
    4141         1963), punch card reader/puncher PC 01, hard disc DF 32 with immovable heads
    42          and a teletype as printer. The Classic-8 is called the world's first mass-produced
     42         and a teletype as printer. The Classic PDP-8 is called the world's first mass-produced
    4343         "minicomputer". Without ICs or their ancestor it is a seccond-generation apparature.
    4444         <!-- The <b>Classic PDP 8</b> from DEC (Digital Equipment Corporation, Massachusetts):
     
    5353        <img src="/shared/photos/rechnertechnik/dec/pdp8i.jpg" alt="DEC PDP 8I" width="400" height="666" />
    5454        <div class="bildtext">
    55             <h3>PDP 8I</h3>
     55            <h3>PDP-8I</h3>
    5656            <p>DEC's first calculator with integrated circuits was not cheap. The CPU on
    5757             its own (in the middle of the picture) without periphery costed 27000$ at that time.<br/>
     
    7171        <!-- other picture -->
    7272        <div  class="bildtext">
    73             <h3>Lab 8e, PDP 8e</h3>
    74             <p>Successor of the PDP8i was the PDP8e (1970). This computer had already an
     73            <h3>Lab-8e, PDP-8e</h3>
     74            <p>Successor of the PDP-8i was the PDP-8e (1970). This computer had already an
    7575             internal bus system. So you could easily attach any periphery with interface cards. This
    7676             feature made the "Mini"computer all-purpose. This Computer type was offered with diverse
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