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Want more…Bits

Sip from the Firehose – Who wants more Bits (binary digits)?  I first started programming in September 1969 on an IBM 360 model 40 as a Freshman at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Computer Science Department.  The IBM 360/40 had 16-bit data width, 32-bit general purpose registers, and 64-bit floating point registers.  I also got permission to program (using Assembler and FOCAL) on the PDP-8 (12-bit single accumulator, up to 32k of 12-bit memory words) that was in the Journalism department.  Later on, Emile Attala acquired a Data General Nova 1200 minicomputer (16-bit width for registers, data, and instructions) for his ...
Favorite? Off-Topic? David Intersimone @ 2011-07-06 18:00


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