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Influence from the stars on supercomputer memories first discovered in a Cray-1 SN1.

From Computer weekly Full write up here … that describes following the track of the neutrinos by lining up the single bit failures. First Record of Single Event Upset on the Ground Cray-1 Computer Memory at Los Alamos in 1976 Abstract Records of bit flips in the Cray-1 computer installed at Los Alamos in 1976 …

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“Cray systems” in popular culture

Cray supercomputers have shown up in popular culture, sometimes mentioning a specific machine type other times just using “Cray Computer”  in a generic sense. Listed here are some references to Cray systems in popular culture. Let us know if you know more. Books Jurassic park – Mentioned in the Michael Critchton book but a Connection …

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Cray-2s at the NSA

Correspondent Kevin Smith reports from FB Hi Clive, I went down in the basement and dug around in my “CRI museum” and pulled out a few things. So, SN2004 and SN2005 were covered under SS-12 and SS-18 for our customer. SN2004 was RED/WHITE/BLUE while SN2005 was a shade of Brown ( see pics). Do not …

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About the HNM Heinz Nixdorf MuseumForum in Paderborn

This large tech museum in Padaborn Germany has SN2o18 Cray-2 on display. Editor note: SN2018 is currently listed as having previously worked at National Energy Research Supercomputer Center (NERSC) @ Lawrence Berkeley Livermore Labratory and Internal machine at Cray Research, Inc (CRI). Not sure how it ended up in Europe unless it did some time …

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Interesting TV Program from 1987 – Cray-2 Cray-1 and Cray XMP can be seen in working environments

This interesting TV Program from 1987 The Computer Chronicles – Super Computers Episode  Has information about NASA Ames Cray-2 and Los Alamos C1 & XMP. Shows the systems in there working environment along with explanations as to how the Cray systems are advancing science. About 30 Minutes – First part on NAS Ames Cray 2 then onto …

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Cray-1 Simulators via HASE and Electronics

The HASE Cray-1 Simulation Model is available here  “Simulation models of a variety of computer architectures and architectural components have been created using HASE, a Hierarchical Computer Architecture design and Simulation Environment. These models are intended for use as teaching and learning resources: in lectures, for student self-learning or for virtual laboratory experiments. Using the models requires …

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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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