beowulf in space

James Cownie jcownie at
Tue Apr 22 07:12:28 EDT 2003

As you no doubt already know, some people have used standard
(non-rad-hardened) CPUs in satellite applications.

For instance Clementine used a MIPS R3081 for its sensor interface
processor. (See table 9 in


Of course lunar orbit is likely a lower radiation environment than
low-earth orbit, and there were two lower level processors for basic
control which _were_ rad-hardened.

-- Jim 

James Cownie	<jcownie at>
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