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Jupiter project

The Jupiter project was to be a successor to Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC)'s PDP-10 mainframe computer model. This project was cancelled in 1983, as the PDP-10 was increasingly eclipsed by the VAX supermini machines (descendants of the PDP-11). DEC recognized then that the PDP-10 and VAX product lines were competing with each other and decided to concentrate its software development effort on the more profitable VAX.[1][2]


  1. ^ The machine was finally dropped from DEC's line in 1983, following the failure of the Jupiter Project at DEC to build a viable new model.
  2. ^ Gentry, Megan. "DEC machines emulation". fms. Retrieved 26 July 2011. 

External links

  • development documents at BitsaversJupiter
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