Burroughs B95C Computer
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The Burroughs Corporation was a major American manufacturer of business equipment. The company was founded in 1886 as the American Arithmometer Company and after the 1986 merger with Sperry Univac was renamed as Unisys. The company's history paralleled many of the major developments in computing. At its start it produced mechanical adding machines, and later moved into programmable ledgers and then computers. And while it was one of the largest producers of mainframe computers in the world, Burroughs also produced related equipment as well, including typewriters and printers.
It was targeted at the accountancy, inventory management, payrol and assett management markets, and comprises three main units, housing a power supply, processor and data storage, it has either 256K or 512K of memory, and a maximum HD size of 28.8MB.
The processor module contains the main memory, disk controller, and datacommunications controller. The storage module comes with a standard 9.6 M bytes of formatted 5.25 HD storage and a 700K 5.25 floppy disk storage. The HD could be upgraded to a 9.6M-byte drive for an extra $300. A second storage unit could be easily added, which would add another 14.4 M-Byte HD.
The B95 could be used as a standalone unit, or as part of a satellite processor in a network with other Burroughs systems.
As well as the CMS System, the machine also had the Superstart program, which through a menu acted as a master control for all installed programs.
The full system would cost around $18,000
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