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the PDP-8 was a 12-bit minicomputer produced by [[DEC]]. It came in the following variants
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The '''PDP-8 family''' was a range of 12-[[bit]] [[minicomputer]]s produced by [[Digital Equipment Corporation|DEC]].  
  
{{Infobox Machine
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== Models ==
| name = PDP-8
 
| image = PDP-8.jpg
 
| caption = An original, transistorized PDP-8
 
| manufacturer = [[Digital Equipment Corporation]]
 
| word size = 12 bit
 
| year introduced = 1965
 
  
}}
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{| class="wikitable"
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|-
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| Model Name  || Introduced || Discontinued || Cost || Implementation || Notes
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|-
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| [[PDP-5]]  || 1963      || 1967        || ???  || [[Transistor]] [[System Module]]s ||
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|-
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| [[PDP-8]]  || 1965      || 1969        || $18,500 || Transistor [[FLIP CHIP]]s ||
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|-
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| [[LINC-8]]  || 1966      || 1969        || ???    || Transistor FLIP CHIPs
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|-
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| [[PDP-8/S]] || 1967      || 1970        || $10,000 || Transistor FLIP CHIPs || [[Serial computer|Serial]], ''unbelievably'' slow
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|-
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| [[PDP-8/I]] || 1968      || 1971        || ???    || [[Transistor-transistor logic|TTL]] FLIP CHIPs ||
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|-
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| [[PDP-8/L]] || 1968      || 1971        || ???    || TTL FLIP CHIPs || Stripped down PDP-8/I
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|-
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| [[PDP-12]]  || 1969      || ???          || ???    || TTL FLIP CHIPs || New version of LINC-8
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|-
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| [[PDP-8/E]] || 1970      || 1978        || ???    || [[DEC card form factor|quad]] [[printed circuit board|PCBs]]  || First [[OMNIBUS]]
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|-
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| [[PDP-8/E|PDP-8/F]] || 1972      || ???          || ???    || quad PCBs || Smaller PDP-8/E
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|-
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| [[PDP-8/E|PDP-8/M]] || 1972      || ???          || ???    || quad PCBs || [[Original Equipment Manufacturer|OEM]] PDP-8/F
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|-
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| [[PDP-8/A]] || 1975      || ???          || ???    || single hex PCB ||
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|-
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| [[VT78]]  || 1978        || 1980        || ???    || [[Intersil 6100]] || [[Personal computer|Desktop]]
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|-
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| [[DECmate I]]|| 1980      || 1984        || ???    || [[Harris 6120]] || Desktop
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|-
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| [[DECmate II]]|| 1982    || 1986        || ???    || Harris 6120  || Desktop
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|-
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| [[DECmate III]] || 1984  || 1990        || ???    || Harris 6120    || Desktop
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|-
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| [[DECmate III|DECmate III+]] || 1985 || 1990 || ??? || Harris 6120    || Desktop
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|}
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as well as two [[microprocessor]] implementations:
  
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* Intersil 6100 used in the [[VT78]]
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* Harris 6120, used in the [[DECmate]] systems
  
* PDP-8
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== Architecture ==
* LINC-8
 
* PDP-8/S
 
* PDP-8/I
 
* PDP-8/L
 
* PDP-12
 
* PDP-8/E
 
* PDP-8/F
 
* PDP-8/M
 
* PDP-8/A
 
  
as well as two microprocessor implementations.
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See [[PDP-8 architecture]]
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== Operating Systems ==
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* [[OS/8]]
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* [[TSS/8]]
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* [[RTS/8]]
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{{Nav PDP-8}}
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[[Category: DEC Architectures]]
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[[Category: PDP-8s]]

Latest revision as of 15:10, 7 September 2018

The PDP-8 family was a range of 12-bit minicomputers produced by DEC.

Models

Model Name Introduced Discontinued Cost Implementation Notes
PDP-5 1963 1967  ??? Transistor System Modules
PDP-8 1965 1969 $18,500 Transistor FLIP CHIPs
LINC-8 1966 1969  ??? Transistor FLIP CHIPs
PDP-8/S 1967 1970 $10,000 Transistor FLIP CHIPs Serial, unbelievably slow
PDP-8/I 1968 1971  ??? TTL FLIP CHIPs
PDP-8/L 1968 1971  ??? TTL FLIP CHIPs Stripped down PDP-8/I
PDP-12 1969  ???  ??? TTL FLIP CHIPs New version of LINC-8
PDP-8/E 1970 1978  ??? quad PCBs First OMNIBUS
PDP-8/F 1972  ???  ??? quad PCBs Smaller PDP-8/E
PDP-8/M 1972  ???  ??? quad PCBs OEM PDP-8/F
PDP-8/A 1975  ???  ??? single hex PCB
VT78 1978 1980  ??? Intersil 6100 Desktop
DECmate I 1980 1984  ??? Harris 6120 Desktop
DECmate II 1982 1986  ??? Harris 6120 Desktop
DECmate III 1984 1990  ??? Harris 6120 Desktop
DECmate III+ 1985 1990  ??? Harris 6120 Desktop

as well as two microprocessor implementations:

  • Intersil 6100 used in the VT78
  • Harris 6120, used in the DECmate systems

Architecture

See PDP-8 architecture

Operating Systems