PDP-15 Simulator Configuration

Introduced in 1969, the PDP-15 was DEC's fifth (and last) 18-bit computer system. Upward compatible from the PDP-9, it included several new architectural features, including indexing, expanded memory capacity, full memory protection, and floating point. The last PDP-15 was produced in the late 1970's.

Photographs (courtesy of Digital Equipment Corporation):

Option Description Capacity
CPU and memory           PDP-15, no floating point 4KW - 128KW
CPU options KE15 EAE, extended arithmetic element          
KF15 power fail detection
KM15 memory protection control
KT15 memory relocation control
XM15 (XVM) memory controller
FP15 floating point processor
Console KSR-35 Teletype
Additional terminals LT19 and KSR-35 Teletypes 1-16 lines
Paper tape PC15 paper tape reader and punch
Real time clock KW15 real time clock
Line printer LP15 line printer
DECtape TC15/TU56 DECtape 148KW
Disk RF15/RS15 fixed head disk 2.1MW
RP15/RP02 disk pack 10.4MW
Magnetic tape TC59D magnetic tape (9 track only)

Updated 24-Mar-2004 by Bob Supnik (bob AT supnik DOT org - anti-spam encoded)