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|Manufacturer ||Control Data Corporation
|Identification,ID ||CDC 160A
|Date of first manufacture||1961? (BRL-61)
|Number produced ||-
|Estimated price or cost||$60,000
|location in museum ||-
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Answers by Shmuel (Seymour J.) Metz,
> what was the difference between the CDC-160 and CDC-160A?
The 160A had more instructions and more memory.
I believe that it also had more address modes.
> b) and the (presumably identical) memories in the 6600
> were [very] good - I used 6600s and 6400s for
> about 5 years, as an employee, and never heard
> of a flaky memory. After GE, that was amazing!
> Rock Solid machinery as far as I could tell.
The memory on the 6600 was faster. As to reliability,
we (SUNY @Buffalo) had memory problems,
and the only good diagnostic program we were able to find
was the baseball program. If a user complained of
incorrect output, we fired up baseball; if it crashed,
we called in the CE.
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