Computer manufactured by General Electric designed in 1961-1963 to be used as a communications computer.


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General Electric

American multinational conglomerate founded in 1892, and incorporated in New York State and headquartered in Boston.

General Electric in Schenectady, New York, aerial view, 1896
Plan of Schenectady plant, 1896
General Electric Building at 570 Lexington Avenue, New York
Carmen Miranda in a 1945 advertisement for a General Electric FM radio in The Saturday Evening Post
GE Global Operations Center in Downtown Cincinnati, Ohio
A General Electric neon sign.
GE gauges to control a railway locomotive at a museum near Saskatoon, Canada
GE facility in Schenectady, New York
A General Electric EV charging station in North America
Linear GE stock price graph 1962–2013
GE trading volume graph

GE had a line of general purpose and special purpose computers, including the GE 200, GE 400, and GE 600 series general purpose computers, the GE 4010, GE 4020, and GE 4060 real-time process control computers, and the DATANET-30 and Datanet 355 message switching computers (DATANET-30 and 355 were also used as front end processors for GE mainframe computers).

GE-200 series

Family of small mainframe computers of the 1960s, built by General Electric .

GE 210 advertisement from 1960

DATANET data communications equipment

Honeywell 6000 series

The Honeywell 6000 series computers were rebadged versions of General Electric's 600-series mainframes manufactured by Honeywell International, Inc. from 1970 to 1989.

A Honeywell Level 66/60 mainframe computer with its cabinet door open

The older DATANET-30 and the DATANET 305— intended for smaller systems with up to twelve terminals attached to an IOM.

Dartmouth BASIC

Original version of the BASIC programming language.

The GE-225 was paired with the much simpler DATANET-30 (DN-30) machine and a hard drive connected to both machines in order to share programs.

Dartmouth Time Sharing System

Discontinued operating system first developed at Dartmouth College between 1963 and 1964.

DTSS hardware schematic, October 1964
GE-235 We Sing Thy Praises
Honeywell GE 635 Computer Hardware architecture at Kiewit, early 1971
Kiewit Network, early 1971

In particular, they evaluated candidate computers from Bendix, GE, and IBM, and settled upon the GE-225 system paired with a DATANET-30 communications processor.


Network model (CODASYL) database management system for mainframes.

The original platforms were the GE 235 computer and GE DATANET-30 message switching computer: later the product was ported to IBM mainframes and to DEC and ICL hardware.

GXS Inc.

Subsidiary of OpenText Corporation headquartered in Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States.

As the power of the mainframes increased, GE replaced the dedicated DATANET-30 (DN-30) communications computers with a multi-tier network composed of DN-30 and other computers forming a world-wide star network topology with redundant circuits and switchers.

Bobbi Johnson

American former computer application engineer and beauty pageant titleholder who held the Miss USA 1964 title and has competed in the Miss Universe pageant.

Johnson later worked as an applications engineer in the computer department of General Electric to program GE 400-series and DATANET-30 computer systems.

List of transistorized computers

List of transistorized computers, which were digital computers that used discrete transistors as their primary logic elements.

Harwell CADET
Philco 2000
NCR 304
IBM 1401
IBM 7030
ICT 1301
CDC 3800
SDS 930
NCR 315
CDC 6400

GE Datanet 30