Parallel Processor Computer

Made:
c. 1979
maker:
International Computers Limited

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A small military version of of the ICL Distributed Array Processor - model Mil-DAP. Serial number M002/005. This is an early parallel processing computer.

The ICL Distributed Array Processor (DAP) was an early commercial massively parallel computer and represents a significant advance in computing techniques by a leading British company. This military version was a very successful design for use in ships, aeroplanes or helicopters. Its acquisition fits the content themes being developed by the Science Museum to guide its future activities, and it represents a technology otherwise thinly represented in the collection.

Details

Category:
Computing & Data Processing
Object Number:
2004-246
type:
mil dap parallel processor computer, computer, processor
credit:
Russell, Brian

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