Interdata was founded in the mid 1960's. It produced a family of 16b minicomputers loosely modeled on the IBM 360 architecture. Microprogramming allowed a steady increase in the functionality of successive models.
In the early 1970's, Interdata was purchased by Perkin-Elmer. In 1974, it introduced one of the first 32b minicomputers, the 7/32. Several generations of 32b systems followed:
Interdata was spun out of Perkin-Elmer as Concurrent Computer Corporation.
|16b CPU and memory||Interdata 3, 4, 7/16, 8/16, 8/16e||8KB-64KB (256KB on 8/16e)|
|32b CPU and memory||Interdata 7/32, 8/32||64KB-1024KB|
|32b options||double precision floating point|
|Paper tape||reader and punch|
|Clocks||line time clock|
|precision real-time clock|
|Line printer||line printer|
|Terminal multiplexor||PASLA-based terminal multiplexor||32 lines|
|mass storage module controller||13.5MB - 268MB|
|Magnetic tape||9 track magnetic tape|
Updated 18-Jun-2003 by Bob Supnik (bob AT supnik DOT org - anti-spam encoded)