Bendix G15 Computer (circa 1958)

The BENDIX G-15 computer was manufactured by Bendix Aviation Corporation, Computer Division, Los Angeles, California, in the mid to late 1950's.

The BENDIX G-15 was about 5 x 3 x 3 feet and weighed about 950 pounds. The base system, without peripherals, cost $49,500 and was available at a monthly rental fee of $1,485.

The G-15 could utilize a high-speed paper tape punch for output, punched cards, or a graph plotter. It used magnetic tape storage. It utilized paper tape or punched card input.

The G-15D could perform addition or subtraction functions at about 2.5 milliseconds and multiplication or division at about 20 milliseconds.

The G-15 had vacuum tubes and germanium diodes. 180 tube packs and 300 diode packs.

Four Bendix MTA-2 Magnetic Tape Units
Storage capacity: 300,000 words per tape unit
430 Characters per second input speed
430 Characters per second output speed


See Bendix G15 Peripherals

See Drum Memory.

See Vacuum Tube Units

See Paper Tape Program for Bendix

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