Cray XMP

Delayed delivery obsoleted a Cray XMP-EA SN1205 before delivery.

This cautionary tale of how a USD10 million Cray machine was built but never delivered due to regulatory delay. Turns out it was not super-computers but more likely to be a rogue scientist that let the nuke secrets out the flask. From Wikipedia:  “In 2004, the Pakistani metallurgist Abdul Qadeer Khan, a key figure in …

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Apple Computer and Cray Research – some notes

What are the Cray Research connections with Apple Computers ?   Cray XMP/48 with Apple SE inside (c)1987 John Greenleigh   Cray Research and Apple Computers, seemly at opposite ends of the computer price spectrum, do have some subtle historical links. It is well known that Seymour Cray used an Apple desktop when designing Cray Computer Corp machines. …

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