How big is your RAM? Part two, 1985, in which we see the most enormous RAM board for a NatSemi 32k system - or in fact it's a system board, but the RAM is so much bigger than the CPU and support chips at the bottom. There's a bigger photo linked if you need a new background for your desktop.
At least it has parity.
Udo comments: "There were 576 sockets arranged in 16 rows by 36 columns on the board. When filled with 256-kbit DRAMs the user got 16 MByte of main memory. This was a tremendous size for 1985! The price of the board must be tremendous too. From an electrical point of view I miss the buffers for the databus which should run from top to bottom. On the left side the drivers for the address bus with the damping resistors can be seen. Driving 36 memory chips in a row can not be done very fast otherwise you get strong reflections at the end of the wire. This may be the reason that only a 6 MHz Series 32000 chip set was used."
I do remember the transputer-based VME chassis we used at Inmos eventually had super-large RAM variants which stuck out of the chassis by several inches - would they be 8 or 16 or even 32Mbyte? I don't remember. But they were nowhere near as large as this. We had probably 50 or so systems of various sizes in the network, and a cunning arrangement of scripts to verify the chips, placing each job on the right size of machine, running as many in parallel as we could, and in the right order for the dependencies. I think it still took a day or two to run both DRC and LVS.
Part 1 washttps://plus.google.com/u/0/107049823915731374389/posts/gLWzj3ip7ir