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Supercomputer Memory Chip

Supercomputer Memory Chip

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    This chip was once part of one of the smartest/fastest/largest mainframe computers in the world, pushing the limits of computational power in its day.

    Supercomputers were introduced in the 1960s, and for several decades the fastest were made by Seymour Cray, the father of supercomputing, at Control Data Corporation (CDC).

    One such computer was the Cray/CDC Cyber Model 170 supercomputer, designed by Seymour Cray in the 1970s. We acquired a defunct memory bank that belonged to this computer from a collector and painstakingly extracted each chip from the board so more people could own and a piece of computing history.

    It was used by institutions that were working to solve some of the world's biggest problems. This computer was the optimal choice for scientific and mathematically intensive computing and was used for modeling fluid flow, material science, stress analysis, electrochemical machining analysis, probabilistic analysis, radiation shielding modeling, and other applications.


    Measures approx: ½" x ½"

    Comes in protective capsule. Quantity limited.

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      K. (Wisconsin, United States)

      Incredibly cool piece of computing history! As always STEMcell Science Shop is the best place to get all of my nerdy goods.

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