Artifact Details

Title

Elbrus 2 CPU board

Catalog Number

102718192

Type

Physical object

Date

1977

Manufacturer

Elbrus

Place Manufactured

U.S.S.R.

Dimensions

overall: 5/8 in x 10 3/4 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