|Fate||Purchased by Perkin-Elmer and now known as Concurrent Computer Corporation|
|Headquarters||Oceanport, New Jersey|
Interdata, Inc., was a computer company, founded in 1966 by a former Electronics Associates engineer, Daniel Sinnott, and was based in Oceanport, New Jersey. The company produced a line of 16- and 32-bit minicomputers that were loosely based on the IBM 360 architecture but at a cheaper price. In 1974, it produced one of the first 32-bit minicomputers, the Interdata 7/32. The company then used the parallel processing approach, where multiple tasks were performed at the same time, making real-time computing a reality.
In 1973 it was purchased by Perkin-Elmer Corporation, a Connecticut-based producer of scientific instruments for $63.6 million. Interdata was already making $19 million in annual sales but this merger made Perkin-Elmer's annual sales rise to over $200 million. Interdata then became the basis for Perkin-Elmer's Data Systems Group. In 1985, the computing division of Perkin-Elmer was spun off as Concurrent Computer Corporation, now located in Atlanta, Georgia.
List of products
- Interdata Model 1
- Interdata 3
- Interdata 4 (autoload, floating point)
- Interdata 5 (list processing, microcoded automatic I/O channel)
- Interdata 70, 74, 80, 85 (Writable Control Store)
- Interdata 50, 55 (Communications systems)
- Interdata 5/16, 6/16, 7/16
- Interdata 8/16, 8/16e (double precision floating point, extended memory)
- Interdata 7/32
- Interdata 8/32
- Perkin-Elmer 3205, 3210, 3220, 3230, 3240, 3250, 3280
A simulator is available: http://simh.trailing-edge.com/interdata.html
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- interdata.org.uk - Site detailing the restoration of an Interdata Model 74 computer
- http://www.computinghistory.org.uk/det/28933/Interdata-Model-70-Users-Manual/ Model-70 User's Manual
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