Artifact Details

Title

KSR-1

Catalog Number

X1522.98

Type

Physical object

Date

1991

Manufacturer

Kendall Square Research

Place Manufactured

U.S.

Identifying Numbers

Model number KSR-1
Serial number 1

Dimensions

84 x 72 x 90 (HWD)

Description

The KSR-1 supercomputer shown here was used at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory and is the first ever made (S/N #1). This is a highly parallel computer system designed to be scalable to thousands of processors while preserving the simplicity and familiarity of a shared memory programming model. The number of processors was decided by the buyer depending on their need for power. A fully-loaded system (1,088 CPUs) had a peak performance of 43.5 GFLOPS. It was originally purchased in 1992 for $2.1 million. Additional info (via http://wwwmcb.cs.colorado.edu/home/capp/ksr.html) KSR1 COMPUTER Oliver McBryan, University of Colorado The KSR1 is a highly parallel computer system designed to be scalable to thousands of processors while preserving the simplicity and familiarity of a shared memory programming model. Each processor is a RISC-style superscalar 64-bit unit operating at 20 MIPS and 40 MFLOPS (peak). A KSR1 system contains from eight to 1088 processors with a peak performance range f

Category

Digital Computer: supercomputer

Lot Number

X1522.98