Artifact Details

Title

Elbrus 2 CPU board

Catalog Number

102718191

Type

Physical object

Date

1977

Manufacturer

Elbrus

Place Manufactured

U.S.S.R.

Identifying Numbers

Other number 003127 On the frame on the upper right side.
Other number 057922 On the frame on the lower right side.

Dimensions

overall: 5/8 in x 10 5/8 in x 7 1/2 in

Category

Component/module

Curator Notes

Designed at the Institute of Precision Mechanics and Computer Technology of the Soviet Academy of Sciences, a hotbed of high performance computing research, the Elbrus series of machines followed the better known BESM-6. It was primarily intended for anti-ballistic missile defense, atomic energy, weapons design, and other military-industrial uses.

Credit

Gift of Steven Muchnick

Lot Number

X6756.2013