Class of smaller general purpose computers that developed in the mid-1960s and sold for much less than mainframe and mid-size computers from IBM and its direct competitors.- Minicomputer
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Major American company in the computer industry from the 1960s to the 1990s.
Although the company produced many different product lines over its history, it is best known for the work in the minicomputer market starting in the mid-1960s.
Electronic circuitry that executes instructions comprising a computer program.
This standardization began in the era of discrete transistor mainframes and minicomputers and has rapidly accelerated with the popularization of the integrated circuit (IC).
The PDP-8 is a 12-bit minicomputer that was produced by Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC).
The PDP-11 is a series of 16-bit minicomputers sold by Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) from 1970 into the 1990s, one of a set of products in the Programmed Data Processor (PDP) series.
One of the first products to employ the newly-standardized ASCII code, which was first published in 1963.
Because of its low price and ASCII-compatibility, the Model 33 was widely used with early minicomputers, and the large numbers of the teleprinter which were sold strongly influenced several de facto standards which developed during the 1960s and 1970s.
Data General was one of the first minicomputer firms of the late 1960s.
Computer used primarily by large organizations for critical applications like bulk data processing for tasks such as censuses, industry and consumer statistics, enterprise resource planning, and large-scale transaction processing.
A mainframe computer is large but not as large as a supercomputer and has more processing power than some other classes of computers, such as minicomputers, servers, workstations, and personal computers.
Series of computers featuring a 32-bit instruction set architecture and virtual memory that was developed and sold by Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) in the late 20th century.
VAX was designed as a successor to the 16-bit PDP-11, one of the most successful minicomputers in history with approximately 600,000 examples sold.
Discontinued computer network operating system developed by Novell, Inc. It initially used cooperative multitasking to run various services on a personal computer, using the IPX network protocol.
From the beginning NetWare implemented a number of features inspired by mainframe and minicomputer systems that were not available in its competitors' products.
Family of general-purpose, high-level programming languages designed for ease of use.
This general model became very popular on minicomputer systems like the PDP-11 and Data General Nova in the late 1960s and early 1970s.