|Founded||June 7, 1976|
|Founder||Dave W Poole|
|Defunct||April 19, 1989|
|Headquarters||Mountain View, California, United States|
At the beginning of the 1970s, the Stanford Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (SAIL) began to study the building of a new supercomputer to replace their DEC PDP-10 KA-10, by a far more powerfull machine, with a funding of the DARPA. This project was named "Super-Foonly", and was developed by a team led by Phil Petit, Jack Holloway, and Dave Poole.
In 1974, the DARPA cut the funding, and a large part of the team went to DEC to develop the PDP-10 model KL10, based on the Super-Foonly project.
But Dave Poole, with Phil Petit and Jack Holloway, preferred to found the Foonly Company in 1976, to try to build a series of computers based on the Super-Foonly project.
During the early 1980s, Foonly built and sold some low cost DEC PDP-10 compatibles machines, but in 1983, after the cancellation of the DEC Jupiter Project, Foonly proposed to build a new Foonly F-1, but was eclipsed by the SC Group company and their Mars project, and the company never quite recovered.
|Foonly F-1||4.5 MIPS||36 bits||11.1 MHz||18 MB||$700 000||4||5 KW|
|Foonly F-2||0.5 MIPS||36 bits||2.8 MHz||4.5 MB||$150 000||1||0.5 KW|
|Foonly F-4||1.4 MIPS||36 bits||8 MHz||9 MB||$300 000||1||1 KW|
|Foonly F-4B||1.8 MIPS||36 bits||8 MHz||9 MB||$350 000||1||1.5 KW|
|Foonly F-5||0.3 MIPS||36 bits||3.3 MHz||2.25 MB||$80 000||0.5||0.8 KW|