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PDP-8 [1]

The 12-bit PDP-8 was the first successful commercial minicomputer manufactured and sold by Digital Equipment Corporation from 1965 into the 1970s, initially designed by chief engineer Edson de Castro [2].

The PDP-8's basic configuration had a main memory of 4,096 twelve-bit words, the programmer's view of the PDP-8 had only eight instructions and two registers, a 12-bit accumulator, and a carry bit called the link register.

An amount of user-donated software for the PDP-8 was available from DECUS, the Digital Equipment Corporation User Society, and often came with full source listings and documentation.

PDP-8 Chess Programs

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  1. An open PDP-8/e shown at the Vintage Computing Festival 2014 in Berlin, Image by Morn, October 05, 2014 PDP-8 from Wikipedia
  2. PDP-8 from Wikipedia

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