60-bit

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In computer architecture, 60-bit integers, memory addresses, or other data units are those that are 60 bits wide. Also, 60-bit CPU and ALU architectures are those that are based on registers, address buses, or data buses of that size.

60 bit CDC 6600 introduced in 1964

Examples[edit]

Computers designed with 60-bit words are quite rare with Control Data Corporation (CDC) being perhaps one of the few or perhaps only manufacturer to use this size. Examples include the CDC 6000 series,[1] the CDC 7600, and the CDC Cyber 70 and 170 series.[2]

Emulator[edit]

Museum examples of 60-bit CDC machines exist. There also exists an emulator for the series which will simulate the CDC 60-bit machines on commodity hardware and operating systems.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "CDC 6000 Hardware". 60bits.net. Central Memory. Archived from the original on 28 February 2019. Retrieved 28 February 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Welcome to cray-cyber.org - home of Cray Research and CDC computer". Desktop Cyber. Archived from the original on 28 February 2019. Retrieved 28 February 2018.