Burroughs (Unisys A -Series)

48 bit (plus a couple of tag bits on each word)

EBCDIC character stored as a 40 bit integer

NO assembler, ALGOL used as system language

Sperry (Unisys 1100/2200)

36 bit words with 9 bit character containing 7 bit ASCII

Tandem guardian

far less friendly than the unix and even PC stuff in things like TCP/IP. What's a select loop?


4096 processor (Single Instruction Multiple Data) supercomputer

Big configurations were Giga instructions/sec