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SAIC Galaxy 1100

Quick Facts
Introduced 1994
Period Maturity (III)
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 were portable PA-RISC workstations based on the HP 9000/712 workstation in a ruggedized case released in 1994. They were not notebooks in the current sense but portable workstations — without battery needing standard AC power. Since the Galaxy were normal PA-RISC workstations they supported standard PA-RISC operating systems and applications.

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

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 only few became available to civilian world. There were only two other portable PA-RISC computers produced — the RDI PrecisionBook, based on HP Visualize C132L, and the Japanese Hitachi 3050RX/100C.

System

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Chipset

Display

Human Input

Buses

Memory

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Operating systems

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

References

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