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These are miscellaneous parts removed from the Massively-Parallel Processor, an experimental computer developed in the mid-1980s for the Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. The computer derives it name from its ability to operate on large arrays of data in parallel, i.e. on many numbers at once. One intended application for such a design was the analysis of the large amounts of data received by remote sensing satellites.

Transferred from NASA to the Museum in 1996.

Display Status This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.
Object Details
Country of Origin United States of America Type INSTRUMENTS-Computers, General Purpose Manufacturer Goodyear Aerospace Corporation Dimensions Various small parts of varying dimensions.
Materials Various metal and ceramic electronic ports and metal structural support parts.
Inventory Number A19960047001 Credit Line Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Data Source National Air and Space Museum Restrictions & Rights Usage conditions apply
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