Artifact Details

Title

Domain DN300 Workstation processor/display

Catalog Number

X424.84A

Type

Physical object

Date

1984

Manufacturer

Apollo Computer, Inc.

Place Manufactured

U.S.

Identifying Numbers

Model number DN300 000416/432
Serial number 55627

Dimensions

19 1/4 x 23 x 16 in.

Description

This object is the combination processor/display unit only. This machine featured a 3-stage pipeline and proprietary 32-bit bit- slice processor. It offered VAX 11/780 performance "at about one- quarter the cost." It was used in simulation, VLSI design, and AI environments and was marketed as a "supermini in a box". It ran UNIX, FORTRAN, Pascal, and C, and had a bit-mapped color display (1024 x 1024), 16K cache, and 256MB virtual memory. The Apollo supported "transparent virtual memory access," a form of clustering in which adding more Apollo machines to a network improved performance.

Category

Digital Computer: workstation

Subject

Workstations

Credit

Gift of Apollo Computer, Inc.

Lot Number

X424.84