Artifact Details

Title

1360 Cypress photo-digital storage system cartridge

Catalog Number

XD221.80

Type

Physical object

Date

1967

Manufacturer

International Business Machines Corporation (IBM)

Place Manufactured

U.S.

Identifying Numbers

Model number 1360

Dimensions

overall: 3 in x 1 3/4 in x 1 1/4 in

Description

The object is a storage module with 32 chips of film, each chip containing 32 fields and each field having 128K bits(?). The storage system is equivalent to magnetic tape 800 bpi. There are 10k cartridges in photostore on line. There is random access to any bit. The reading rate is 2Mbps. One digital storage cell bears the following label: "Digital Storage Cell IBM Photo-Digital Storage System Direct Access Capacity in Trillion - Bit Range Cell Holds 150 Million Bits on 32 Film Chips".

Category

Memory: optical

Subject

mechanical; optical

Credit

Gift of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL)

Lot Number

XD221.80