40k Ferrite Memory Core
joachim.thiemann at gmail.com
Wed Oct 29 21:51:36 CDT 2008
I've got one of those on my desk; see
I counted 32 planes (on the stack +1 separate), each with 64x64
(=4096) cores. Not visible on the picture between the black plates is
the massive bunch of cables coming out. A 500GiB 3.5in drive for size
comparison next to it.
Note while I have those cores, I can't morally claim to own them.
They were in a display case here in the ECE dept. at McGill (der Mouse
might know more about it, he's been in this building longer than I
have, albeit 3 floors down). The display case showed a bit of the
evolution of storage... more useful when undergrads still came in
here. The display case got dismantled at some point and the contents
moved into a storage room - recently the storage room got cleared out
to become part of a new lab and the contents were mostly to be junked
- so I snagged the cores.
Joachim Thiemann :: http://www.tsp.ece.mcgill.ca/~jthiem
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