Artifact Details

Title

TI Advanced Scientific Computer Blurb

Catalog Number

102747902

Type

Still image

Date

ca. 1980

Publisher

The Computer Museum

Description

Image 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

Category

Slide