Artifact Details

Title

C3820 Gallium Arsenide Supercomputer System Console CPU

Catalog Number

X2301.2002A

Type

Physical object

Date

1994

Manufacturer

Convex Computer

Place Manufactured

U.S.

Identifying Numbers

Model number SS 1 Plus
Other number 0140001650 (barcode label on bottom)
Other number 69396 (assy p/n label on bottom)
Serial number 1067906

Dimensions

2 3/4 x 16 x 16 3/4 in.

Description

Re-branded Sun workstation (SPACRStation 1) used as system console for Convex supercomputer. Alternative label copy: Hewlett-Packard Convex CPU, 1992 This is the Central Processing Unit (CPU) of one of the first Gallium Arsenide supercomputers, the Convex C3800. Peak performance of the eight processor version was 2GFLOPS and the machine supported 4GB of physical memory. ICs used in the machine were designed by Vitesse Semiconductor and could typically switch in about 160 picoseconds (0.160 nanoseconds). The machine was air-cooled.

Category

Digital Computer: workstation

Credit

Gift of Swiss Center for Scientific Computing

Lot Number

X2301.2002A