VAX 11/780 Computer – CPU

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Date Introduced
1978
Photographer
Richards, Mark
Dimensions
overall: 60 in x 48 in x 30 in
Manufacturer
Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC)
Copyright Owner
© Mark Richards
Location
United States
Keywords
superminis; Minicomputers; 32-bit
Object ID
102696007, 102716149
Speed
1 MIPS
Memory Type
4K MOS RAM
Memory Size
1 MB +
Memory Width
32-bit
Cost
$120,000 - $160,000

The VAX line of 32-bit “super-minicomputers” rivaled much more expensive mainframe computers. Its success made DEC the second-largest company in the industry. VAX, a “complex instruction set computer,” was widely cloned in Eastern Europe.