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IBM 1401


IBM 1401

The 1401 was a small character machine with variable word length. It was intended to replace installations of punched card equipment. Originally available with 1400 to 4000 characters of memory, a later external core unit was developed for up to 16 000 characters. The cycle time was 11.5 microseconds per character.

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