My post in “At the controls” FB group got deleted because the content was post 1970 – So here we are People “At the controls of Supercomputers” – Send your pictures to the usual address. In some reference caption text if you can.
Cray Research and Cray Inc Stories Hold issue failure A Cray analyst once told me of a strange problem that an oil company in Texas had where they reported that for some reason the seismic job that they ran every day on their X-MP that normally took many hours to run had started running
From https://cray-cyber.org/old/systems/E10kborn.php How the Sun Enterprise 10000 was born A group of engineers in San Diego left their jobs at well established corporations (especially a large number of former NCR employees) to form their own company. They set out to build massively parallel computers with Sparc processors. The market they were targetting has traditionally been
Cray Stories During the 25 years that I worked for Cray I was fortunate enough to meet many interesting people and hear many stories and urban legends about Seymour Cray, the company as well as interesting events that happened in the field. In some cases I even got to hear the story behind the story.
This collection of flash card collection images used on the HP timeline document. Thanks to Barb for sending over the photos.
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
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
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
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
Over here at Cray-history.net we pleased to see the release of this work by Cray Colleague David Barkai. It’s a great read and I certainly filled in a few gaps in my understanding of HPC history. David adds: “I have spent the last few years writing a book about HPC. It is now done and
From about 1987 to 1997, it was traditional that Cray Research would ship a customer system book showing images from the factory of how the system was built. Included in the book, were pictures of the staff and machines that built the customers machine. A couple of examples of the system book have been captured
If you look closely into the top of a Cray-2 we are able to make out rows of indicator lights that were used by service engineers to assess the state of a machine. In the event that a machine hung or unexpectedly halted, the indicator lights were examined to gain some idea of what was