iPSC-1

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Date Introduced
1985
Photographer
Richards, Mark
Dimensions
overall: 50 in x 16 in x 17 in
Manufacturer
Intel Corporation
Credit Line
Gift of MIT Statistics Center
Copyright Owner
© Mark Richards
Location
United States
Keywords
Rattner, Justin; multicomputer; hypercube; iPSC; Intel Corporation
Object ID
X1076.91
Speed
2 MFLOPS
Memory Size
16MW
Memory Width
16-bit

Intel computer architect Justin Rattner created the iPSC (Intel Personal Super Computer) using 128 Intel 80286/7 processors interconnected as a hypercube. This novel, influential "multicomputer"—a computer made up of other computers, each with its own memory—used commercial off-the-shelf parts.