DATA GENERAL NOVA 2 MODEL 8352 16-Bit Minicomputer, Southboro, MA, 1973, rackmount chassis, front panel with 26 switches, LED indicators, rear with 5 serial ports, 2 fans,

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Lot 63
DATA GENERAL NOVA 2 MODEL 8352
16-Bit Minicomputer, Southboro, MA, 1973, rackmount chassis, front panel with 26 switches, LED indicators, rear with 5 serial ports, 2 fans,

Sold for US$ 1,147 inc. premium
DATA GENERAL NOVA 2 MODEL 8352
16-Bit Minicomputer, Southboro, MA, 1973, rackmount chassis, front panel with 26 switches, LED indicators, rear with 5 serial ports, 2 fans, 619 x 480 x 280 mm (24 3/4 x 19 x 10 1/4 inches).
2 boards inserted, and with 3 additional boards:
1. DGC Nova General Purpose Interface, 1970. Hand wired.
2. Basic I/O Control, with handwritten label "300 Baud Device I/O."
3 . DGC Nova Cassette I/O. Hand-wired.
Provenance: The Computer History Collection of Serge Roubé.

Data General Corporation (DGC) was formed by several Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) employees including project manager of the PDP-8, considered the first real minicomputer, who developed an idea for a 16-bit minicomputer with a CPU contained on a single board. It was rejected by DEC head Ken Olsen. The Nova found success in the scientific community and it went through several iterations. The Nova 2 simplified earlier designs and took advantage of increasing chip densities to fit both the CPU and the memory on a single board.
DGC Nova series had an influence on the design of computers such as the Xerox Alto and the Apple I and the front panel design is said to be a direct inspiration for the front panel of the MITS Altair.
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DATA GENERAL NOVA 2 MODEL 8352 16-Bit Minicomputer, Southboro, MA, 1973, rackmount chassis, front panel with 26 switches, LED indicators, rear with 5 serial ports, 2 fans,
DATA GENERAL NOVA 2 MODEL 8352 16-Bit Minicomputer, Southboro, MA, 1973, rackmount chassis, front panel with 26 switches, LED indicators, rear with 5 serial ports, 2 fans,
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