This was the generic name for products in the lower end group of the "A (Ace) Series" of 32-bit super minicomputers from Fujitsu and Panafacom (currently PFU). This group started with the A-30, A-50 and A-70, which were announced in April 1987, and also included the A-60, A-80 and A-100, which featured enhanced performance and expanded main memory capacity, and the A-80HR and A-100HR high-reliability systems which housed duplicate equipment in a single cabinet.
The Compact A models were released under two brands: FACOM (the Fujitsu brand), and PANAFACOM (the Panafacom brand). The FACOM brand was changed to FUJITSU after April 1990, and the PANAFACOM brand was changed to PFU after April 1987.
|Announcement date||April1987||May 1988||October 1990|
|Memory unit||Memory element||IC memory|
|Error checking||ECC (1bit automatic error correction, 2bit error detection)|
|OS||SX/AR (UNIX System V)|