VCF Southeast Photos, Now Thinking Machines
Sytse van Slooten
sytse at sytse.net
Tue May 7 15:10:34 CDT 2019
Thanks! Had a good bit of fun reading that.
I’m not going to try building an FPGA version though. Not yet.
> On 3 May 2019, at 22:26, Jan Adelsbach via cctalk <cctalk at classiccmp.org> wrote:
> On 5/3/19 8:02 PM, Sytse van Slooten via cctalk wrote:
>>>> 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.
>>> Very cool to see some of these being preserved.
>> Is there any documentation still around? I did a quick check on bitsavers, but couldn’t find any… was I looking in the wrong place?
> Here is some documentation:
> Also there are a couple of documents on archive.org like the CM chip specification:
> - Jan
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