TitleTI Advanced Scientific Computer Blurb
PublisherThe Computer Museum
DescriptionImage of an Exhibit Label from the Digital Computer Museum.
Text reads -
Texas Instruments Advanced Scientific Computer 3 c. 1970
Word Length: 32 bits
Memory size: Memory Control Unit (MCU) provides facilities for controlling access from eight processor ports to a central memory having a 24-bit address space (16 million words).
Data transfer rate: 50 million words per second per port; total transfer capacity 400M words per second.
Clock rate: 12MHz
Central Processor: Provides both scalar (single operand) and vector (array) instructions at the machine level. 48 programmable registers consisting of 16 base registers, 15 arithmetic registers, 8 index registers, 8 vector parameter registers.
Instruction format: Multiple pipelined instruction processing units. Instruction size, 32 bits, with 16-, 32-, or 64-bit operands.
Technology: Pipeline architecture
Power consumption: 500 KW
Size: 4000 square foot floor area (incl. mainframe, disks, operating system, etc.)
Number produced: 7
Price: 8M - 15M
Project start: March 1966
Project leader: Harvey Cragon
First delivery: 1971
Software: FORTRAN compiler ((NX and FX)
Use: Large scale scientific and technical problems