Stellar GS-1000 Graphics Computer

From: Vintage Computer Festival <>
Date: Sat Jan 29 12:45:54 2005

On Fri, 28 Jan 2005, Jules Richardson wrote:

> On Thu, 2005-01-27 at 12:55 -0800, Vintage Computer Festival wrote:
> > Is anyone interesting in acquiring a Stellar Computers Inc. GS-1000
> > graphics supercomputer circa the mid-1980s? There's not a whole lot of
> > information online but it basically was a vector processing special
> > purpose graphics computer used for generating intense graphics.
> Grr wrong side of the pond! I have a particular interest in early*
> graphics systems too.
> *for suitable values of early :-)
> any chance of some photos? :) (or from whoever's lucky enough to take
> this thing on!)

I'll try to get some photos in a few days.

Lyle Bickley may well be the taker. We took a closer look at it on Friday
and it's an interested hodge podge bodge of a system. There's a Wyse PC
stuck on top of the cabinet which contain's Stellars very large (2' high
by 1.5' deep) custom boards. To the lower right of that is a VME bus
with ESDI and SCSI controllers. Very odd.

The PC has a Stellar made card that connects the PC's ISA bus to the
Stellar bus. Lyle tells me the system ran some variant of Unix. The hard
drive is missing so that was a serious buzzkill, but we think we may know
where there's another one of these and assuming it has a hard drive we
might be able to take it's image and "burn" it to a new hard drive for
this one.

Sellam Ismail                                        Vintage Computer Festival
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