Looking for optical grid mouse pad

Randy Dawson rdawson16 at hotmail.com
Sat Nov 10 22:19:01 CST 2018

Carmiel you lucky dog!

How come you get TWO Titan's, all I want is ONE.

I had one for about a year after it came out.  I convinced their sales to park it in my office next to NASA JSC while we both were entertaining customers.

I did some visualization work using Dore' and AVS.

recently, I have built Dore' on a BSD and Linux box, and got the 'Flag' and 'Trunk' demos working.

Let me know how you are coming, and the moment you run out of space for one of these, let me know.

From: cctech <cctech-bounces at classiccmp.org> on behalf of Camiel Vanderhoeven via cctech <cctech at classiccmp.org>
Sent: Saturday, November 10, 2018 8:24 AM
To: cctech
Subject: Looking for optical grid mouse pad

Hello everyone,

A week ago, I took possession of a second Ardent Titan graphics supercomputer, and unlike the other Titan, this one is almost complete. There is one tiny bit missing, and that is a mouse pad. The mouse used with this systems is a Mouse Systems M4 variant (M4Q), and it does not appear to be a normal serial mouse. So, if anyone has one of those reflective mousepads with a grid of fine blue and grey lines that they don’t need, I’d be very happy to have it.

I have tried to print my own mousepad, but the mouse only works in the y direction on it.

For those who want to know, the Titan is outfitted as follows:

2 x Titan P3 vector processors (using a MIPS R3000 for scalar operations)

2 x 64 MB main memory

Extended G2 Graphics

3 Maxtor 760 MB disks

QIC-120 tapedrive

19” trinitron monitor with stereo bezel and 3d glasses

Keyboard, mouse, knob box

Titan OS 4.2 installed (plus version 3.0, 4.1, and 4.2 installation tapes)
Dore, AVS, and PHIGS+ graphics environments

Vectorizing FORTRAN compiler with LINPACK, EISPACK, and FFT libraries

Matlab-Pro 3.5 (the Titan was the only computer ever that had Matlab as part of its bundled programs)

Biodesign Biograf 3.0 molecular modeling application

All bits and pieces, and all software appears to work.


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