Month: July 2021

Serial Number 1

The first of a kind always holds special interest for historians and serial number one, the first Cray-1 computer system is no exception. Made in 1976 this machine, really just the prototype but proved it’s worth at 6 sites paving the way for early sales of Cray Research Supercomputers. Serial Number 1 World Traveller From Cray …

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About The Chippewa Falls museum of Industry and Technology with Serial Number 1 and Serial Number 101

The Chippewa Falls museum of Industry and Technology is of particular interest to followers of supercomputing technology. The museum located in home town of supercomputer maker Cray Research and holds the assets of the original Cray Corporate Computer museum. Included in the collection is Serial Number 1, the first Cray-1 supercomputer and Serial Number 101 …

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Lists of Cray publications and Technical manuals

Lists of publications known to exist from CMU and other sources. 04_Hardware_Publications_By_Part_Number_ 05_Hardware_Publications_By_Hardware_Groups_Another_Version 06_Hardware_Publication_Bibliography 02_1972_to_1996_Cray_Research_Manual_List 02_1996_to_2000_Cray_Research_Manual_List_within_SGI List of technical manuals available in .pdf form – If the one you want is not linked under the machine page contact us for a copy. 004-2081-002-Scientific_libraries_Reference_Manual_Vol1.pdf 004-2151-002-Scientific_libraries_User_Guide.pdf 004-2178-002 Cray T3E C and C++ optimisation Guide.pdf 004-2179-005 Cray Standard …

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CASH-STARVED CRAY COMPUTER CLOSES, SEEKS CHAPTER 11 – March 27th 1995

The Following appeared as Article 9037 on HPC wire on 27th March 1995 recording the end of the Cray-3 project and Cray Computer Corporation. CASH-STARVED CRAY COMPUTER CLOSES, SEEKS CHAPTER 11 Mar. 27 NEWS FLASH by Norris Parker Smith, Editor at Large HPCwire ============================================================================= Why did Seymour Cray’s company, Cray Computer Corporation (CCC), descend into …

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The Supermen by Charles J. Murray

A great book about the early days ( up to 1995 ) Link on Amazon. “The Story of Seymour Cray and the Technical wizards behind the supercomputer” The Supermen Book cover Cover Blerb After a rare speech at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado, in 1976, programmers in the audience had suddenly …

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“Cray at Chippewa Falls” Photo Book by Lee Friedlander

This photo book is legendary amongst admirers of Cray Research and supercomputing manufacturing at Chippewa Falls. Containing black and white photos of Cray systems being assembled along side scenic views of the town of Chippewa falls. Only rarely available on Ebay along with other company memorabilia. Front page inscription reads “To celebrate and commemorate the …

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Cray System Installation photos

Getting a new machine is always an exciting moment for customers and the installation engineer’s who often spend many hours testing and configuring the systems ready for acceptance. Your install picture are solicited for this entry. Email over to the contact address. Jim Reports : Here is a picture of me installing the J90 at the …

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High Performance Computing Workshop “Performance Programming on the Cray YMP-EL” 

High Performance Computing Workshop Performance Programming on the Cray YMP-EL by Dr. Andrew J. Pounds High Performance Computing Group Georgia Institutute of Technology. Click link for .pdf High performance programmining on the Cray EL Vector_OCR  A great introduction into how to make your programs run fast on a Cray EL.  

Cray Systems for Customers – Extracts from Cray Channels

The Cray Channels magazine provides some insight into the customer and applications that used Cray Research Supecomputers. The Corporate Register section often listed customer orders and installation of Cray systems around the world. These have been extracted and are presented here for review. Further data analysis can be found on the Cray Channels Organisation page. …

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Cray and Other Timeline documents

The history of Cray branded computers is long and has a few twists along the way. Beginning as a classic start-up in 1976 and building to a multi-million dollar company Cray Research Inc went through cycles of boom, innovation, not-quite-bust, buyout (three times), occasional refocus and of course a split with the founder. A few …

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Cray YMP-EL boot up sequence and annotated configuration files

  Cray EL boot sequence for sn5411 This document shows the boot sequence, as seen from the system console of a 2 IOS, 8 CPU Cray EL followed by the IOS and system configuration files. The later of which is passed to Unicos during the boot. User input in bold. HK68/V30 ver 01.04 -Power Up …

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About the Computer Museum of America CMoA

A .pdf about the Computer museum of America in Roswell, North of Atlanta GA. Hosts a substantial collection of Cray and other systems. This is a great place to see a range of different computers that Cray Research delivered to customers. Also houses a range of computer artefacts and interpretation displays. Bring the kids, bring …

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Cray-2 Memories

The slides from a chat with some Cray-2 Engineers that was hosted by CMoA on Star wars day 2021. Cray-2_MemoriesFINAL The Cray-2 is a fascinating and innovative machine that deserves a better write-up. Four best features of the Cray-2 • Density of electronics, it’s a very small machine compared to contemporaries. • Speed of processor using …

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