control unit for Honeywell DDP 516 computer, 1966-1970

Made:
1966-1970 in United States

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Control unit for Honeywell DDP 516 computer, designed by the Computer Control Company Inc and manufactured by Honeywell Computer Control Division, United States, 1966-1970.

The Honeywell DDP 516 computer was part of Honeywell's Series 16 family of computers. In the 1960s, they were commonly used for data processing. DDP 516 computers were used as interface message processors (IMPs) in the early ARPANET network. ARPANET was the first computer network to use packet switching to share information between disparate computers. IMPs were the gateways that enabled packets of data to be transferred between machines.

Details

Category:
Computing & Data Processing
Object Number:
1984-834
Materials:
electronic components, paint and plastic (unidentified)
Measurements:
overall (including cable): 140 mm x 450 mm x 560 mm, 7.3 kg
type:
computer component
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
credit:
Donated by Simon Langton Boys School