Inside Control Data Corporation’s CDC 6600 (
from tedu to tech on 02 Apr 05:40

The company’s CDC 6600 brings a variety of exciting techniques into play in pursuit of increased performance. With features like parallel, nonblocking execution units, high performance Central Memory, and independent IO processors, CDC hopes to get an edge over the competition.

The CDC 6600’s Central Processor is a 60-bit scalar, in-order architecture with nonblocking execution units and 18-bit addressing. It directly accesses up to 960 KB of Central Memory. An optional Extended Core Storage unit allows over 14 MB of storage for customers with very large memory demands.

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