Taken from Computing 16th August 1973

Supplier

Model

Cycle speed in microseconds

Word size in bits

Memory range in words

Cost range:

% sold to OEM

percentage installed for:

Basic Typical System Process Control Communications Education. or Science Commercial

Allied Business Systems

GRI-99

1.76

16

4K-32K and multiples of 32K

£4,000

£7,500

UK 10

US 95

UK nil

US 30

UK 10

US 20

UK nil

US 20

UK 90

US 40

ABS use GRI-99in Multibus which includes file management, VDU handlers, disk operating system, full real-time executive

Note: Saul Dinman (who designed the PDP8/S, in later life designed a machine called the GRI-909 - was this an ABS product?

Arcturus Electronics

A18D

0.85

18

4K-64K

£2,950 to£15,650

£3,600 to£30,000

50

54

11

25

9

Basic, Fortran IV, operating systems, application packages

Business Computers Ltd

Molecular 18

1.6

18

4K-32K

£2,200 - £22,000

£4,400 - £70,000

0

0

1 0

5

85

Assembler, macro processor, mu1ti programming operating system, RPG 11, and applications

CAI

Alpha 16

1.6

16

4K-32K

 

£2,700 - £25,000

75

50approx

20approx

20approx

10approx

Naked Mini16

1.6

16

 

£1,500

 

Alpha LSI

1.6

16

1 K-256K

£2,000 -£20,000

Naked Mini LSI

1.6

16

 

£495

 

Mnemonic assembler, diagnotics, mag/tape/disk/cassette operating systems, real time executive, Basic(3 levels), ANSI Fortran

CH

Mitra 15

0.8

16

IK-32K

Ff60,000 - Ff'250,000

 

40

43

37

11

9

Four operating systems, 2 assemblers, Fortran 1V, Basic, etc.

Control Data

System 17

0.6 or 0.9

18

4K-16K

£5,700

£22,194

Only recently announced

MSOS (mass storage operating system), software compatible with 1700

Computer Technology

Modular One

core 0. 75

Semi- cond 0.65

16

Core 8K-56K semicond 4K-56K

£4,100

£11,670

10

0

15

60

15

Satellite One

16

 

£11,070

Modus & operating systems, E4 & E2 Exces, Coral, Cobol, Fortran IV, Fortran Teaching, Multilab, Pathlab

Cossor/ Raytheon

Raytheon704

1.0

16

4K-32K

£3,000

£20,000 -£50,000

0

40

20

20

20

five op sys, array trans- form processor

PI'S 1 00

1.0

16

4K-32K

£3,000

£10,000 -£30,000

0

0

30

30

40

IOCS basic sys, emulators for IBM 226013270, IPARS, ICL 7020/ 7181

DataGeneral

Nova2/4

0.8

16

4K-32K

£1,750

£10,000

50

10

20

50

10

Nova 840

0.8

16

16K-128K

£7,000

£20,000

         

Super Nova

0.3

16

4K-32K

£5,000

£15,000

         

Nova 1210

1.2

16

1K-32K

£1,600

£5,000

         

Nova 1220

1.2

16

1K-32K

£2,000

£10,000

         

Nova 820

0.8

16

4K-32K

£3,000

£12,000

         

Fortran 4, Algol 60, Basic, T-S Basic, RDOS, RTOS

DEC

PDP8/E

1.2

12

4K-32K

£2,300

£15,000

50

20

20

55

5

PDP8/F

1.2

12

4K-32K

£2,000

£10,000

0

PDP8/M

1.2

12

4K-32K

£1,900

£5,000

100

Algol, Basic, Dibol, Focal, OS, Fortran

PDP 11/05

0.9

16

4K-28K

£2,400

£3,5000

100

15

35

40

10

PDP 11/10

0.9

16

8K-28K

£3,600

£10,000

0

PDP 11/40

0.9

16

8K-124K

£6,700

£20,000

30

PDP 11/45

0.9

16

4K-124K

£20,000

£45,000

25

PDP 11/50

0.3 - 0.9

 

8K-124K

£30,00

£55,000

10

Basic, Focal, Fortran, RPG, DOS, RSX, RSTS, RT

Digico

Micro 16V

0.95

16

4K-64K

£19700

£10,000

40

5

10

50

10

assembler, executive, Basic, file handling. etc.

Ferranti

Argus500

1.0

24

4K-60K

£10,000

£100,000

less than 5

45

15

10

10

Argus600/2

1.0

8

4K-16K

£2,500

£15,000

50

60

0

15

5

Argus700

0.5

16

SK-256K

£29500

£10,000 -£250,000

20-25

35

50

   

Organisers, program development, Croal, Fortran, Mnemonic assembler, Basic

GEC Computers

2050

0.95

8, 16, or 32 bits

8K-64K

£6,000

£7,500

70

50

30

10

10

Assembler, Fortran, Coral, Disp OP sys, Library

General Automation

SPC-12

2.16

8/12

16K

£1,500

£49000

50

30

50

10

10

SPC16/40

1.44

16

32K

£3,000

£5,000

30

60

30

5

5

SPC16/60

0.96

16

32K

£3@600

£10,000

SPC16/80

0.8

16

32K

£4,700

£20,000

SPC]6/45

1.44

16

64K

£2,100

£4,000

SPC16/65

0.96

16

64K

£2,700

£10,000

SPC16/85

0.8

16

64K

£3,800

£30,000

SPC18

2.0

16

64K

£5,000

£20,000

20

10

10

50

30

System18/30

1.2

16

64K

£10,000

£30,000

Fortran IV, multi-user, Basic, Coral 66, DBOS, RTX, R'I-OS, RISYN(I. cross program generating systems for S PC- 1 2 & S PC-16, DMS, TSS, Fortranetc.

Hewlett- Packard

2100S

0.98

16

16K-32K

£8,000

£30,000

10

10

10

60

20

2100A

0.98

16

4K-32K

£2,213

£15,000

90

10

10

60

20

3000

0.98/4

16

24K-64K

£80,000

£120,000

10

0

0

50

50

timesharing, real-time, batch, special systems. diagnostics compatible with All above. multi ro rammin exec

Honeywell

316

1.6

16

4K-32K

£4,200

£30,000

nd

nd

nd

nd

nd

DAP-16, Fortran IV, BOS, Basic, utilites etc.

716

0.775

16

4K-64K

£5,000

£50,000

nd

nd

nd

nd

nd

As above, plus OS/700 with multiprogramming

IBM

System 7

0.4

18

24K-64K

£8,000

£30.000

nd

nd

nd

nd

nd

Operating system, Generators, Libraries, Fortran

Information Computer Systems

ALP1

0.65 or 0.33

16

4K-64K

£4,600 - £16,000

£11,000 - £25,000

5

0

25

30

45

ALP3

16

4K-256K

£5,600 - £57,000

 

ALP3

16

4K-256K

£5,972 - £57,372

£16,000 - £100,000

Executive assembler, DIMOS (Disk OS), Fortran IV, Basic, Algol W, terminal emulator, ICL 1900 FEP emulator, applications

Interdata

74

1.0

16

4K-32K

£17,300

nd

60

nd

30

nd

nd

70

1.0

16

4K-32K

£3,260

80

0.24

16

4K-32K

£7,870

85

0.24

16

4K-32K

£11,660

50

1.0

16

4K-32K

£3,260

55

1.0

16

4K-32K

£7,630

Basic operating system, Disk operrating system, Real time operating system, RT telecomm exec, assembler, Fortran, Basic, Interactive Fortran, Editor, Debug

A/S Kongsberg Vapenfabr.

Sm400

1.0

16

4K-32K

£6,000 - £30,000

£7,000 - £30,000

5

50

25

1

29

Operating system, Fortran II and IV, Basic, utility library, maintenance, terminal software, software for IBM, UNIVAC, CD HB

MicroComputer Systems

Minic

0.9

8

£1,760

£3,000 - £25,000

60

70

20

10

0

 

Basic (multi-user), Fortran IV, RT DOS, device handlers, debug, diagnostics, loaders, specials

Modular Computer Systems

Modcomp1

0.9

8

32K

£1,000

£2,000 - £3,000

40

60

15

15

10

Modcomp II/III

0.8

16

64K

£2,000

£6,000 - £10,000

Modcomp IV

05 / 0.8

16 / 32

256K

£9,000

£10,000 - £20,000

MAX I, MAX II, MAX III, SAX 1, SAX II

Norsk Data Elektronikk

Nord 20

1.0

16

4K – 16K

78,000 Krn

- 500,00 Krn

0

40

30

20

10

 

Nord 10

0.4 – 0.8

16

8K – 256K

200,000 Krn

- 2,000,000 Krn

0

60

10

30

0

Fortran, assembler, Basic, OS. (Nord 10 includes SINTRAN)

Philips Electrologica

P850

3.2

16

0.5K – 2K

Na

   

75

0

25

0

P855

1.2

16

4K – 32K

Na

 

95

30

30

30

10

P860

0.84

16

4K – 32K

Na

   

30

30

30

10

Range of op sys for ppt, disk and RT systems, range of assemblers, Fortran

Saab Scania

D5/20

1.33

16

2K – 16K

   

2

0

10

0

90

DAL assembler, DIL interpreters, Op Sys 52B, 5DC

D5/30

1.0 – 1.2

16

4K – 64K

   

25

5

25

10

50

DAL, DIP, DPL, Fortran, Basic, OS53E, OS5DC

Syneurope

Synelec 9

1.76

16

8K – 32K

   

0

     

90

 

Op sys, disk file management, IO handlers, Basic RPG II soon

Telemecanique Electricue

T1600

0.9

16

4K – 64K

  5

10

40

40

10

Two Op sys, terminal emulators, data collection systems, Fortran, Basic, assembler, PL1600

T2000

1.3

19

    35

80

0

10

10

Batch Op sys, proc ctrl op sys, (SUPROS), RTBMS, assembler, Fortran

T621

0.65

8

    Na

na

na

na

na

Assembler, debug, subroutine library, Basic type language

Texas Instruments

960A

0.75

16(data)

32(instr)

4K – 65K

£1,365 - £12,305

£2,200 - £20,000

40

50

20

20

10

Program support monitor, process automation monitor, process control language, language translator, application packages

980A

0.75

16

4K – 65K

£1,665 - £12,705

£2,400 - £20,000

35

10

20

40

30

Assembler, Fortran IV, disk monitor, link editor, language translator

Unidata/Ventek

Datapoint 2200/1

8

8

2K – 8K

£3,500 - £4,100

na

0

1

30

4

65

Assembler, HLL, disk/mag tape/cassette op sys, debug

Datapoint 2200/2

1.6

8

4K – 16K

£4,300 - £5,300

           
 

Varian Data Machines

620/L-100

0.95

16

4K – 32K

£2,880

£12,000

10

10

20

60

10

MOS, assembler, utilities, Fortran IV, E-Basic, RPG IV, time sharing basic, BEST, application programs

V73

0.66core

0.33 semi

16

4K – 256K

£6,000

£15,000 - £20,000

5

5

25

55

15

As above, plus Vortex operating system and micro-programmability