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 for pdp-11
From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

  PDP-11
  
  
      Possibly the single most successful minicomputer design in history, a
      favorite of hackers for many years, and the first major Unix machine, The
      first PDP-11s (the 11/15 and 11/20) shipped in 1970 from DEC; the last
      (11/93 and 11/94) in 1990. Along the way, the 11 gave birth to the VAX,
      strongly influenced the design of microprocessors such as the Motorola 6800
      and Intel 386, and left a permanent imprint on the C language (which has an
      odd preference for octal embedded in its syntax because of the way PDP-11
      machine instructions were formatted). There is a history site.
  

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