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Publicity photo of PDP-5 computer

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Title

Publicity photo of PDP-5 computer

Description

DEC's first 12-bit computer which introduced the instruction set that would later be expanded in the PDP-8. The PDP-5 had a memory capacity of 1,024 to 32,768 12-bit words (roughly 2KB-64KB). It was the first computer line in the industry with more than 1,000 built.

The programming system for the PDP-5 consisted of the Symbolic Assembler, FORTRAN II System, Symbolic On-Line Debugging Program, Symbolic Tape Editor, Floating Point Package, mathematical function subroutines, and utility and maintenance programs

The photograph shows a ASR-33 Teletype and paper reader on the left and the PDP-5 on the right.

Creator

Digital Equipment Corporation

Date

1964

Identifier

2017.31

Relation

http://archive.computerhistory.org/resources/text/DEC/pdp-5/DEC.PDP-5.1964.102646094.pdf

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Photographic print

Physical Dimensions

5x7 in