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Enjoyed some success with the 24-bit [[SDS 930|930]] and [[SDS 940|940]] running modest timesharing systems.
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'''Scientific Data Systems''' was an early manufacturer of small [[mainframe]]s, mostly for scientific/engineering work. They enjoyed some success with the 24-bit [[SDS 930|930]] and [[SDS 940|940]], running modest [[time-sharing]] systems (many descended from the [[Berkeley Timesharing System]].
  
Their 32-bit Sigma 7 is notorious for being the first [[ARPANET]] host.
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Their 32-bit [[Sigma 7]] is notorious for being the first [[ARPANET]] host.
  
Sold to [[Xerox]] and renamed XDS.
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They were sold to [[Xerox]] and renamed Xerox Data Systems (XDS); Xerox was unable to make a success of the computer business, and XDS was shut down (at a huge loss).
  
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==External links==
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* [http://www.bitsavers.org/pdf/sds/ SDS] - Bitsavers SDS collection
  
 
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Latest revision as of 23:31, 4 May 2022

Scientific Data Systems was an early manufacturer of small mainframes, mostly for scientific/engineering work. They enjoyed some success with the 24-bit 930 and 940, running modest time-sharing systems (many descended from the Berkeley Timesharing System.

Their 32-bit Sigma 7 is notorious for being the first ARPANET host.

They were sold to Xerox and renamed Xerox Data Systems (XDS); Xerox was unable to make a success of the computer business, and XDS was shut down (at a huge loss).

External links

  • SDS - Bitsavers SDS collection