Computer is an electronic equipment, even when most unexpected, utilized in nearly every area. Therefore this age is referred to as the IT age. Now, without technology, we can’t conceive a world. It consists of both the hardware and the software. The hardware includes all physical parts of the computer such as the software’s keyboard, mouse, monitor and so on, whereas all computer applications and languages are named software. Computers are being utilized by millions of people worldwide and are not just used by engineers and scientists.
The DEC 10 computer system is actually known as DEC PDP 10. It was among those computers which were introduce in the mid-nineties and it belongs to the second era of computers. The first DEC PDP 10 computing system was launched in the computer market in the year 1960. This computing system was manufactured by a company named as the Digital Equipment Corporation and these computing systems were given the name of PDP which is abbreviated as Programmed data processor.
Features of the DEC 10
The DEC PDP 10 had many unique and advance features in it which made this computing system the best computing system of that era of computers. One of the most unique and advance thing about the DEC PDP 10 was its upgraded and improved hardware that was a brilliant piece of architecture in the computer industry. The instruction and command set of the DEC PDP 10 was quite similar with its previous models but it used the byte instructions for the input.
The DEC 10 was the machine that introduced the time sharing concept and not even just introduced this but also made it common all over the world. Due to these features the DEC 10 became very famous and it also became an important part of the universities all over the globe for their research and problem solving processes. The Harvard University was among those famous universities that were using the DEC 10 computing system in their labs in order to perform research and these systems were an essential part of their labs.
The DEC 10 computing system introduced many different models of computers to the world in the mid-nineties during the second era of computers. These computing models were quite similar to each other and very few changes were there among them as per the requirement of the users. In the year 1983 the down fall of the DEC 10 computing system started when the orders were given from the authorities that no more DEC 10 computers will be manufactured and launched in the market.
The reason behind this approach was much unrelated with the DEC 10 computers because all this happened due to the invention of the supercomputers in that year but till this time of the year the DEC 10 computing system company had made enough profit out of their models and they have ruled the industry for a long time and near about fifteen hundred of their DEC 10 system they have sold to the world and this really is a great number.