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SAIC Galaxy 1100

Quick Facts
Introduced 1994
CPU 1 PA-7100LC
60/80 MHz
Caches 64/256 KB L1
RAM 128 MB
Design LASI
Drives 1 SCSI
1 FD
Expansion 2 PCMCIA
(1 GIO
1 TSIO)
Bandwidth Cache 480 MB/s
System 128 MB/s
I/O 10E
SCSI
serial
parallel
VGA
2 PS/2
audio

Overview

The SAIC Galaxy 1100 is a portable PA-RISC workstation based on the regular HP 9000/712 workstation in a ruggedized, portable case. It was not a notebook but just a portable workstation, since it lacks a battery and needs a standard AC power input. Since the Galaxy was technically just a 712 workstation, it ran all the normal PA-RISC operating systems and applications.

The Galaxy 1100 is a very rare system, originally built for military and intelligence applications, introduced in 1994. HP PA-RISC computers were part of the US Navy TAC-4 program, through which HP supplied HP 9000 PA-RISC workstations that were used throughout the US Navy for measurement and control. For harsher environments, where standard workstations would not be hardened enough, HP contracted with SAIC to produce a ruggedized MIL-SPEC portable workstation, based on the HP 9000 712 computer.

SAIC developed several specialzed I/O devices for the Galaxy system that attached to the GIO/TSIO expansion slots. As these systems were produced under a military contract and sometimes used in classified environment, from where few got available to civilian world.

Internals

CPU

Chipset

Display

Human Input

Buses

Memory

Expansion

Drives

External connectors

Operating systems

References

Benchmarks

Model SPEC92, int SPEC92, fp SPEC95, int SPEC95, fp
Galaxy 1100 80 MHz 99 122 3.12 3.55

Dimensions

Height Width Depth Weight
114mm 412mm 311mm 8kg

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