Artifact Details

Title

Connection Machine CM-5

Catalog Number

X1379.97

Type

Physical object

Date

1993

Manufacturer

Thinking Machines Corporation

Place Manufactured

U.S.

Identifying Numbers

Model number CM-5 Black label on bottom right frame behind angle door
Part number 300-7920 Label on bottom left frame behind panel
Serial number PMI000069 Label on bottom left frame behind panel
Serial number Y492 Black label on bottom right frame behind angle door

Dimensions

overall: 86 in x 70 in x 34 1/4 in

Description

M. I.T. Asset Tag: MIT-0266832 Power req'd: 230 VAC, 3 ph. 100A / ph. Ref URL: http://www-erl.mit.edu/eaps/seminar/iap95/cnh/CM5Intro.html Hardware facts:(of which this artifact may comprise only a portion): M.I.T. CM5 System Specifications: Compiler server name scout.lcs.mit.edu Partition managers cm51.lcs.mit.edu cm52.lcs.mit.edu cm53.lcs.mit.edu I/O server name cm5io.lcs.mit.edu FEATURES CM-5 Processing Nodes Operating System CMost MICROPROCESSOR One SPARC per node Peak Performance 22 MIPS Clock Rate 32 MHz Function Control and scalar processing resource for vector units Cache 64-KByte, organized into 2,048 32-bit cache lines VECTOR UNITS Four per node Clock Rate 16 MHz Peak MFLOPS 128 per node Peak Integer MOPS 128 per node Memory Access Path 64-bit Vector Length Can vary from 1 to 16 elements Registers Per Unit 64 64- bit; also addressable as 128 32-bit DISK STORAGE NODES Several RAID Subsystems Capacity 24 GBytes (at present) Bandwidth 12 MBytes/sec per node Latency to Access 75 milliseconds PROCESSOR NODE MEMORY 32-MByte dynamic RAM using 4-MBit technology, with support for upgrading to 16-MBit technology. Memory Per Node Four banks of 8 MBytes each Memory Bus Per Bank 64-bit (plus 8 ECC bits) Aggregate Path to Mem 256 bits per node Peak Bandwidth/Node 512 MBytes/sec Boot ROM 2-KByte CONTROL PROCESSORS PARTITION CP`s Four SPARC 2 computers running CMOST. Function: Manages partitions of processor nodes Memory 64 MBytes Disk 840-MByte IOCP One SPARC 2 computers running CMOST. Function: Performs I/O control for the f/s Memory 64 MBytes Disk 840-MByte I discovered a file relating to the physical transfer of the CM-5 and the CM-2 to the museum.

Category

Digital Computer: supercomputer

Credit

Gift of Laboratory for Computer Science, MIT

Lot Number

X1379.97

Related Records

102692891 Connection Machine CM-5 cover