Re: [OT] bits and bytes

Date: Fri May 18 2001 - 08:43:22 EDT

I was hoping someone with more detailed memory would mention this, but
since not, and since it is a contender for having one of the largest
"minimal addressable unit" (other than microcode storage):

I wrote a couple of programs for a Control Data Corporation (CDC) 6600 back
in the early '70s. I recall that the smallest addressable unit was a 60 bit
word (though there were special instructions to pack and unpack some size
of character -- was it 6 bit?)


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