CDC 160A


Control Data Corporation, United States

Supercomputer pioneer Seymour Cray once claimed that he needed only one week to design this stand-alone version of his earlier CDC 160. The CDC 160A was often used for dedicated production control applications such as operating typesetting machines and mechanical lathes. It came with a high-speed paper-tape reader, paper tape punch, and a typewriter. A FORTRAN compiler was also available for those who wanted to write their own programs.

Memory Type: Core Speed: 78,125 Add/s

Memory Size: 32K Cost: $110,000

Memory Width: (12-bit)