Artifact Details

Title

Star-100 Memory Stack

Catalog Number

102731630

Type

Physical object

Date

ca. 1974

Manufacturer

Control Data Corporation (CDC)

Identifying Numbers

Other number 22149600 Stamped in white ink on 4 similar PCBs mounted on surface of object
Other number 82.115.01A Written in black ink near corner of frame

Dimensions

overall: 13 1/4 in x 23 in x 6 in; without wiring harness: 13 1/4 in x 21 in x 4 in

Description

The object has a heavy sheet metal frame with a pair of pivot pins at one end. Four identical PCB modules are bolted to the outside of the frame. Wires go into the interior of the frame (presumably to the actual memory array). A complex wiring harness connects to screw-down connectors on the PCB modules. More of the harness attaches to connectors at the pivot end of the frame.

There is a cardboard plaque which reads "CDC STAR-100 1974-1980".

Category

Memory & storage/core

Credit

Gift of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL)

Lot Number

X4575.2008