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1978
The DECsystem-2020 was introduced as "the world's lowest cost mainframe computer system." It was DIGITAL's least expensive and last 36-bit computer system. The system's low cost was made possible by a state-of-the-art packaging technology that allowed the entire system to fit in a single cabinet measuring five feet high by two feet wide by three feet deep. At left is the DECsystem-2020 development team.
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