VCF Southeast Photos

alan at alan at
Wed May 1 16:42:25 CDT 2019

It's a CM-2.  The problem with most CM-2s - aside not working in 2019 - 
is most were never fully populated with card cages in all 8 hyper-cubes. 
  That particular machine only has card cages in 2 of the hyper-cubes.  
The other 6 are empty.  I'm not sure a machine with max 64K processors 
was ever actually sold to a real customer.

The CM-2 in the photo has faux LED panels installed with LEDs spacing 
that exactly matches the real CPU card stacks.  Each of the 4096 LEDs 
are individually PWM'd and addressable.  The blinky pattern is generated 
by a ESP32 which can also be WiFi and BT controlled.  Only pulls about 
100 Watts with that pattern running.

The machine in the original Jurassic Park was a 're-arranged' CM-5.


On 2019-05-01 17:20, Adrian Graham via cctalk wrote:
> Oh wow, a Thinking Machines CM-3 running?! That plus the
> PDP-12/PDP-15, aw man. Excellent set of pics Jason, cheers!

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