Artifact Details

Title

Burroughs B5500 faceplate

Catalog Number

X1510.98B

Type

Physical object

Date

1964

Manufacturer

Burroughs Corporation

Place Manufactured

U.S.

Identifying Numbers

Model number B5500

Dimensions

2 1/2 x 28 1/2 x 1/4 in.

Description

The Burroughs B5500 was an innovative, third-generation architecture employing parallelism and multiple I/O processors, allowing many operations to occur simultaneously. For the first time in a commercial machine, it introduced everal key concepts in computer architecture such as virtual memory, stack-based addressing, and multiprogramming. It ran such programming languages as Algol and COBOL and was popular in fininacial institutions such as banks.

Category

Component/other

Lot Number

X1510.98A-C