Bendix G-15

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Date Introduced
1956
Photographer
Richards, Mark
Manufacturer
Control Data Corporation (CDC); Bendix Corporation
Credit Line
Gift of Science Museum of Minnesota
Copyright Owner
© Mark Richards
Object ID
X48.82A
Speed
1,851 Add/s
Memory Type
Magnetic drum
Memory Size
2,176 words
Memory Width
29-bit
Cost
$51,000

Harry Huskey borrowed ideas from Alan Turing in sketching plans for the successful G-15, although Bendix engineers prepared the detailed vacuum-tube design. Main memory was a rotating magnetic drum. Important uses included civil engineering for highway design.