|Year Introduced:||1970 (TBC)|
|Word Size:||16 bit|
|Memory Size:||4kw - 16kw|
Little is known about the NORD-2B. It appears to have specs similar to the NORD-1, with 4kw-16kw core memory. It was a simplified and less costly version of the NORD-1. A substantial number of NORD-2B computers were installed at CERN in Geneve, and also at various Norwegian sites.
Year of introduction: Possibly 1970, or at least development finishing in 1970. From an article:
"In 1970, ND teamed with Siemens and obtained a contract to build a packet-switching network (based on Norsk Data's new Nord 2B machines) for the Norwegian Air Force Supply Service."
Also, the NORD-2B Hardware Manual is dated December 1970.
From "Shipping World and Shipbuilder", 1972:
"Two NORD 2B computers (each with a 16k memory) communicate with each other through a data channel (ACM) and are connected to the process through a common I/O system. This makes it possible to run PAC functions on both computers."