The Jim Austin Computer Collection

IBM 3082 TCM module


This is a Thermal Conduction Module from an IBM 3082, picked up from a scrap dealer in Nov 2008, it came from Marconi, Chelmsford. This is a water cooled unit that holds loads of chips. See the main 3084 page to see where these go.

Part number: 04459077

Date: 18/08/83


This is a view of the main chips, compared to a modern processor.

Each clack square is a chip.

This is the water cooling block

This shows the connection pins

Cooling block again.

Each chip on the card has a small metal piston

pushed onto it, for cooling. Amazing.

Close up of chips

Plates to secure it all