Obscure Computers: The Bendix G-15
The Bendix G-15, later marketed as the
Control Data G-15 after a merger, was one of the first small computers
to be sold in quantity in the late 1950s. It found its greatest
acceptance in civil engineering applications in the US. It was also
one of the first systems that did not demand a raised floor.
Here I have gathered various links to the
remaining few in existance, as well as my own documents and memories.
The documentation is kind of sparse, so there's some guesswork here.
- I seem to recall Serial Number 1 having been donated to the
Smithsonian Museum, but a search
of their archives does not return a result.
- However, the
Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California,
has one on display. (I have seen it in person and was adult
enough not to go fiddle with it.)
- There is one that used to be in the private collection of
Paul R. Pierce. It has now been donated to the CHM as well.
He has also scanned a number of manuals.
VCF Mid-Atlantic (fomerly MARCH, the MidAtlantic Retro Computing
Hobbyists) now has a complete example as well (see the picture on
Evan Koblentz's site).
(Watch out, that's a large JPG!) They have apparently
had it on display at one of the Vintage Computer Festival MidWest
- There used to be one
Technical Documentation on bitsavers
Technical Documentation in Mark Linimon's collection
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