Amdahl 470V/6 Computer - CPU

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Date Introduced
1975
Photographer
Richards, Mark
Dimensions
overall: 63 in x 70 in x 26 in
Manufacturer
Amdahl Corporation
Credit Line
Gift of Major Computer, Inc.
Copyright Owner
© Mark Richards
Location
United States
Keywords
Clones; Plug compatible; IBM
Object ID
102691270
Speed
3.5 MIPS
Memory Size
up to 8MB
Memory Width
32-bit
Cost
$3,750,000

Gene Amdahl, father of the IBM System/360, started his own company to compete with IBM in mainframe computer systems. The 470V/6 was the company’s first product and ran the same software as IBM System/370 computers but cost less and was smaller and faster.