Artifact Details

Title

Circuit board module for STAR-100

Catalog Number

102732708

Type

Physical object

Date

ca. 1972

Identifying Numbers

Other number 04 Printed on DYMO tape on side of module.
Other number 67164700 01 Etched on board "A" in the middle of board near the insertion end.
Other number 67164701 01 Etched on boardB in the middle of board near the insertion end.
Other number 7KGJ Printed on white label on handle and stamped on board "A".
Other number AA05 Printed on white label on handle.
Other number AB05 Printed on white label on handle.
Other number CDC 10*24 72/30 Etched on both boards in the middle near the extractor end.
Serial number 6276 Stamped in white on blue connector.

Dimensions

overall: 1 in x 11 3/8 in x 8 1/4 in

Description

This module has a white label on which is written "Star. Typical multi purpose 120 pack and basically for multiply, divide and square root". The module consists of 2 circuit boards connected by edge jumpers on 3 sides. The boards have separate blue connectors. Each board has a 60 pack IC (total 120 pack), terminator resistors, delay lines and capacitors. The hand written label indicates it is from the STAR - 100 supercomputer. This was made by CDC and 2 were sold to LLNL. This STAR (String Array) supercomputer improved performance (100 MFLOPS) on some scientific applications by using a vector processor.

Category

Component/circuit board

Credit

Gift of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL)

Lot Number

X4575.2008

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