This object is a main memory unit of the NEC Earth Simulator, a massive 2000-era supercomputer used in Japan for meterological work and running global climate models. The NEC Earth Simulator was the world's fastest computer from ca. 2002-2004.
Nippon Electric Company (NEC)
overall: 2 1/4 in x 5 7/8 in x 4 7/8 in
Memory & storage/semiconductor
Gift of Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology