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SN13 Recollections By Charles Clark

From: Charles Clark <*******@gmail.com> Subject: Re: Meeting on 7th October Date: 3 January 2022 at 16:15:48 GMT To: DCLaufer <davidl@*******> Cc: Clive England <clive@********> David, Clive just sent me the recording of our virtual visit to the CMoA in October and since you talked again about  S/N 13, your Cray 1 from Max Planck, I […]

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Excellent write up on Cray Corporate history

  Charlie Clark came across this very clear and detailed write up of Cray Corporate history over on Encylopidia.com Cray Inc. is one of the world’s premier producers of super-computers, a term rather loosely used to denote the fastest computers at any give time. The company’s high-performance supercomputers, which are capable of performing billions of

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Archer 2 now fastest computer in Europe at EPCC

EPCC have announced the commissioning into production of Archer-2 with a visit form the prime minister. UK’s most powerful supercomputer on show for Prime Minister 14 February 2022 Prime Minister Boris Johnson has visited the UK’s newest and most powerful supercomputer ARCHER2 during a tour of the University’s world-class data centre facilities. The cutting-edge system

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Fifty years of Cray supercomputers in 2022

Fifty years of Cray supercomputers was celebrated with a virtual tour hosted by TNMOC in UK on 6th April 2022 This virtual talk explored the physical and logical structure of Cray-1  SN34, peaking ‘under the covers’ of this remarkable machine. The talk also illuminates how these machines evolved and sample some of what was achieved

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Past, Present, Parallel : A survey of Available Parallel computing systems

Discovered this very interesting read published in 1991 by Arthur Trew and Greg Wilson at EPCC. Full Index pages and sample sections over on Google Books here.  Or just the header information and index in this document ppp_bookpdf Link to the publishers page for the book where samples and a full .PDF download version is

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About the Living Computers Museum – Photos

Site link Living Computer Museum is at : 2245 First Ave South Seattle, WA 98134 Tel: +1 206-342-2020 Cray-1 Believed to be SN12 previously at the Minnesota supercomputer centre. Cray-2 Believed to be SN2021 previously installed at Minnesota supercomputer centre owned by Network computing services. Thanks to Clair Barrass for these photos of the Cray

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Supercomputers going cheep ( too cheep ? ) 1997

The end of the ’90s was tough few years for supercomputers. These articles describe the spat that broke out between Cray and NEC a Japanese firms that was accused of selling supercomputers at less than cost price. After the spat was settled Cray entered an agreement to resell NEC supers SX-5 & SX-6 into the

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NCAR / UCAR a research site with a long association with Cray supercomputers.

The National Centre for Atmospheric Research NCAR/UCAR in Colorado has a long association with Cray supercomputers. Starting in 1977 with the Cray-1 SN3 the site invested in some the best supercomputers available.  More recently a Cray Petaflop class machines will be used to explore climate research. In 2021 the site awaits the commissioning of Derecho

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