The five E Models of the FACOM VP Series (FACOM VP-30E, VP-50E, VP-100E,VP-200E and VP-400E) were announced in July 1987 as enhanced versions of Fujitsu's FACOM VP-100 Series of supercomputers. These E models achieve performance 1.5 times that of the previous FACOM VP-100 Series machines by adding high-speed vector memory and adding an arithmetic pipeline. This Series was the first in the world equipped with virtual computer capability, and this enabled use even in the UNIX environment.
|Announcement date||July 1987|
|Max. vector performance (MFLOPS)||220||280||425||850||1,700|
|Number of instructions||Scalar instructions||195|
|Floating point registers||8(i64bit)|
|Buffer storage capacity||32KB||64KB|
|Memory (*1)||Maximum memory capacity||256MB||512MB||1,024MB|
|Maximum main memory capacity||128MB||256MB||256MB|
|VSU (vector Storage Unit) capacity||64MB x 0-2||64MB x 0-4||128M x 0-6|
|Max. number of provided channels||32|
(Note) The above specifications are from the time of announcement, and may have been changed due to later improvement.
*1: By adding the VSU to the main memory, the max. 256MB real memory area could be expanded up to a maximum of 1GB (that was amount of main memory capacity and VSU capacity) in vector processing.