Touchstone Delta

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Date Introduced
1990
Photographer
Richards, Mark
Dimensions
overall: 61 1/2 in x 21 1/4 in x 36 1/4 in
Manufacturer
Intel Corporation
Credit Line
Gift of Intel Supercomputing
Copyright Owner
© Mark Richards
Location
United States
Keywords
i860 (computer); massive parallelism; Intel Corporation
Object ID
X1643.99A-C
Speed
30 GFLOPS
Memory Size
8.2G
Memory Width
32-bit
Cost
$10,800,000

This is a section of the only Touchstone Delta ever built, using Intel's commercially unsuccessful 80860 32-bit RISC chips. Funded by the U.S. government, it was intended to give university researchers access to a compact supercomputer. CalTech used it for seven years.