DEC PDP-11 and VAX 11/780 Minicomputers

  • Gerard O’Regan


The PDP-11 was a family of 16-bit minicomputers produced by DEC from 1970 up to the early 1990s. There were several models in the family, and it was one of DEC’s most successful computers, with over 600,000 machines sold. The Virtual Address eXtension (VAX) was a family of minicomputers produced by DEC from the mid-1970s up to the late 1980s. Its members included minicomputers such as the VAX-11/780, VAX-11/782, and so on. The VAX product line was a competitor to the IBM System/370 series of computers.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gerard O’Regan
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  1. 1.SQC ConsultingMallowIreland

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