Computer Structures: What Have We Learned from the PDP-11?

@inproceedings{Bell1976ComputerSW,
  title={Computer Structures: What Have We Learned from the PDP-11?},
  author={G. Bell and W. Strecker},
  booktitle={ISCA},
  year={1976}
}
  • G. Bell, W. Strecker
  • Published in ISCA 1976
  • Computer Science
  • Over the PDP-11'S six year life about 20,000 specimens have been built based on 10 species (models). Although range was a design goal, it was unquantified; the actual range has exceeded expectations (500:1 in memory size and system price). The range has stressed the basic mini(mal) computer architecture along all dimensions. The main PMS structure, i.e. the UNIBUS, has been adopted as a de facto standard of interconnection for many micro and minicomputer systems. The architectural experience… CONTINUE READING

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