Technology of the 70's
Monolithic Semiconductor isclearly the technology of the 70's- already chosen by IBM for its370/135 and 145 memories. MTI'sMonolithic Semiconductor designresults in the over-riding purchaseconsideration:
Increased Reliability -
In addition, Monolithic Semi-conductor reliability surpassesother main memory approachesbecause of the substantially fewercomponents and fewer wiredinterconnections.
Reduced Power Consumption -
Less than half that of IBM memory- minimizes power requirementsand reduces air conditioningloads.
madepossible by MTI's MonolithicSemiconductor technology - up to2 million bytes can be containedin the same amount of floor spacerequired for 512K bytes of con-ventional core storage.
Field expansion of the MTI-755 tomeet increasing capacity require-ments is also greatly simplified.MTI's approach allows completeflexibility from an additional 256Kbytes to the full 2 million bytes.For example, field expansion from256K bytes to 512K bytes isaccomplished by simply pluggingin additional array cards into thepre-wired connectors in the MTI-755.For capacities larger than 1 mil-lion bytes a second enclosure isused.
The MTI-755 is attached directlyto the existing IBM MemoryCables, and operates at the samespeed as the IBM 3360. Whenreplacing a 3360, no CPU modi-fications are required.
Complete hardware diagnosticcapability is an integral part of theMTI-755. This feature enables theCustomer Engineer to locate faultsquickly, and to identify individualarray cards in the system for easyreplacement. Fewer componentsand the organization of mono-lithic semiconductor componentson the Array Cards not only helpsimplify circuitry, but also mini-mize down time.
Monolithic semiconductor device stores
Semiconductor memory card in the MTI-755 stores 16K bytes of information.MTI-755 enclosure houses up to 1,024K bytes of storage.