The pdp12 was principally used as a laboratory computer, it is the next progression to the LINC-8 machine. There were 725 units made from 1969 to 1972. Like the LINC-8, the PDP-12 could run both LINC and pdp8 programs.

The PDP-12 is classed as a 3rd Generation computer becuase of its use of IC’s, however they were not used throughout its design, and many of the cards used still used non-IC discrete components. This meant the machines processor was large in comparrison to the pdp8 computer already in production and using mainy IC’s.

The pdp12 Manual can be found here.

Year1969
Make & ModelDigital PDP-12
Generation3rd
CPULINC and pdp-8
SpeedUndetermined
RAM & ROM4k to 32k RAM, which is non-volatile
Power110V
Exhibit No.1344

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