Prime 300/400

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Date Introduced
1973
Photographer
Richards, Mark
Dimensions
overall: 70 in x 25 3/4 in x 33 in
Manufacturer
Prime Computer, Inc. (PR1ME)
Copyright Owner
© Mark Richards
Object ID
102692747
Speed
666,667 adds/sec
Memory Type
Semiconductor
Memory Size
8K words
Memory Width
16-bit
Cost
$13,200

Bill Poduska, Prime’s lead technical founder, tested the original concept for the Prime 300 at a NASA lab in Cambridge, Massachusetts, modifying a Honeywell DDP-516 to add paging hardware needed for virtual memory.