Artifact Details

Title

Monsoon dataflow machine

Catalog Number

102733836

Type

Physical object

Manufacturer

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Identifying Numbers

Serial number M016001 Label rear upper center

Dimensions

overall: 78 1/2 in x 53 in x 33 in

Description

Object is a tall metal cabinet containing four identical groups of modules. Each group has one tape cartridge drive and six circuit modules. The circuit modules each have a seven digit alpha-numeric display and twelve pilot lights. The six modules in each segment are labeled PE MONSOON (2), IS MONSOON (2), and SWITCH MONSOON (2). The modules are connected by shielded ribbon cables.

Link to a presentation that contains a photograph of the front panel: http://csg.csail.mit.edu/6.827/handouts/L22-DF3-DynamicDataflow.pdf
Link for summary at IEEE Xplore Digital Library: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/articleDetails.jsp?arnumber=128471.

Category

Digital computer/supercomputer