Hitachi announced the HITAC S-3000 series of supercomputers in April 1992. The series ran from the S-3800 model, with ultra-fast vector processing, to the S-3600, with excellent cost effectiveness. The models covered a maximum vector performance range of nearly 100-fold, from 0.25 gigaFLOPS to 32 gigaFLOPS.
The HITAC S-3000 series supported large amounts of high-speed extended memory, HIPPI and other extension units, as well as TCP/IP, FDDI, and UltraNet for open-source networks.
Users could select to use either or both the HI-OSF1-MJ UNIX operating system and the VOS3/HAP/AS operating system, which was used on the previous M series.
|Max. vector performance
|Main memory capacity
|Extended memory capacity
|16 max.||32 max.|
|No. of channels||32-256|