Artifact Details

Title

Main memory unit

Catalog Number

102783204

Type

Physical Object

Date

Circa 2000

Manufacturer

Nippon Electric Company (NEC)

Place Manufactured

Japan

Dimensions

overall: 2 1/4 in x 5 7/8 in x 4 7/8 in

Description

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.

Category

Memory & storage/semiconductor

Credit

Gift of Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology

Lot Number

X8677.2018