Artifact Details

Title

Alpha chip commemorative cards

Catalog Number

102656756

Type

Physical object

Date

ca. 1992

Manufacturer

Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC)

Dimensions

1/8 x 2 1/2 x 3 3/4 in.

Description

Object comprises 17 identical laminated plastic cards. Each card has a microchip and an explanatory card laminated in plastic. Front text reads "digital(tm)/ Alpha 21164 - The "BIPS Chip"/Over 1 Billion Instructions Per Second / 266 and 300 MHz operation / 9.3 million transistors / Four-way superscalar capability/L1 Caches: 8KB data/ 8KB instruction / L2 Cache: 9KB unified, writeback / 330 SPECint and 500 SPECfp (est.)"

Category

Ephemera/other

Credit

Gift of Bob Supnik

Lot Number

X7423.2015