NEAC 2203 Computer – CPU, console and tape drive

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Date Introduced
1958
Photographer
Richards, Mark
Dimensions
70 x 49 x 36 in.
Manufacturer
Nippon Electric Company, Ltd. (NEC)
Copyright Owner
© Mark Richards
Location
Japan
Keywords
Second-generation computer; transistor; Japan
Object ID
X800.86A-C
Speed
4,000 fixed-point adds per sec
Memory Type
Magnetic core and drum hierarchy
Memory Size
240 words (core) + 2,000 words (drum)
Memory Width
Variable 6 to 12-decimal-digit words
Cost
Approx. $80,000 (¥27,643,000)

The NEAC 2203, an early transistorized computer, was multi-lingual in several respects: both fixed-point and floating point; and both Roman and Japanese characters. It managed Japan's first on-line, real-time reservation system for Kinki Nippon Railways in 1960.