The Jim Austin Computer Collection
Computing Surface CS1
This is a classic British supercomputer. It was made up of may be 68 Inmos Transputers and 6 Intel i860 processors. This model has a Sun Spark front end processor. This came from a company that used to service the machines. There is no documentation - thus its unclear what it consists of. It dates about 1989. The use hours is 56000, i.e. 6.39 years! It has serial number 231. I am now told that the machine ias a collectoon of cards from other machines.
More information can be found at: http://www.new-npac.org/projects/cdroms/cewes-1999-06-vol1/nhse/hpccsurvey/orgs/meiko/meiko.html (local copy here).
The machine has the following cards:
|MK 041||1||possibly a link card|
|MK 009||2||T414 compute (integer)|
|MK 050||1||T800 host card|
|MK 060||10||T800D x 4 Card|
|MK 014||1||possibly a link card|
|MK 073||3||2 x i860 card|
|MK 060||7||T800D x 4 card|
|MK 015||4||graphics cards|
|MK 083||1||Sun Spark processor card|
The processor rack.
the back of the machine.
Close up of the interface.