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Hewlett-Packard (Hp) Gallium Arsenide Super Computer
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Hewlett-Packard Convex CPU, 1992
This is the Central Processing Unit (CP) of one of the first Gallium Arsenide supercomputers, the Convex C3800. Peak performance of the eight processor version was 2 GFLOPS and the machine supported 4 GB of physical memory. ICs used in the machine were designed by Vitesse. Semiconductor and could typically switch in about 160 picoseconds (0.160 nanoseconds). The machine was air-cooled.
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