Artifact Details

Title

Maintenance panel

Catalog Number

X1513.98

Type

Physical object

Date

ca. 1964

Manufacturer

Burroughs Corporation

Place Manufactured

U.S.

Identifying Numbers

Model number B5500
Serial number A03

Dimensions

10 x 37 3/4 x 5 (HWD)

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. This is the maintenance panel from a Burroughs B5500 mainframe computer system. Sticker with text: "ASSY NO 11061686-002."

Category

I/O: console / panel

Lot Number

X1513.98