PDP-8

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The PDP-8 is a 12-bit minicomputer that was produced by Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC). It was the first commercially successful minicomputer, with over 50,000 units being sold over the model's lifetime. Its basic design follows the pioneering LINC but has a smaller instruction set, which is an expanded version of the PDP-5 instruction set.[1] Similar machines from DEC are the PDP-12 which is a modernized version of the PDP-8 and LINC concepts, and the PDP-14 industrial controller system.

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PDP-8
A PDP-8 on display at The National Museum of Computing in Bletchley, England. This example is from the first generation of PDP-8s, built with discrete transistors and later known as the Straight 8.
DeveloperDigital Equipment Corporation
Product familyProgrammed Data Processor
TypeMinicomputer
Release dateMarch 22, 1965; 57 years ago (1965-03-22)
Introductory priceUS$18,500, equivalent to about $159,100 in 2021
Units sold50,000+
PlatformDEC 12-bit
PredecessorPDP-5
SuccessorPDP-12
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