Artifact Details

Title

Alliant FX/1

Catalog Number

X1442.98

Type

Physical object

Manufacturer

Alliant

Place Manufactured

U.S.

Identifying Numbers

Model number B501
Other number 100-00201 part number
Serial number B501-129

Dimensions

28 1/2 x 13 1/2 x 25 1/2 in.

Description

The FX/1 uses the Motorola 68000 CPU with an attached vector unit. The machine was made by modifying an 8 CPU FX/8 to use only one processor. Alliant called the system "the first supercomputer workstation."

Category

Digital computer: workstation

Credit

Gift of Steve Wallach

Lot Number

X1442.98