Core Memory, Magnetic - Hewlett-Packard



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About this Artwork

This artwork celebrates the invention of the magnetic core memory. Before the proliferation of solid-state memory chips such as the Intel 1103 DRAM, core memory dominated the computer industry as the memory technology of choice.

The artwork includes a magnetic core plane from the 1960's Hewlett-Packard 2114, 2115, 2116 mini-computer series. The image is based on a microscopic photograph of the core memory, focused on one of the cores. The artwork contains information on the history and operation of core memory.


    The artwork is framed in an 11"x14" black shadow box frame, with glass. All framing materials are acid-free. A narrative about the artwork that includes the artist’s signature is placed on the back of the artwork.

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