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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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. Install Timelapse YouTubes: Installing Jaguar, update to Kraken Time lapse Upgrading Kraken processors Upgrading
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.
Advanced Systems magazine 1994 review of the EL94.
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
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
An Article written for the Resurrection the Computer Conservation Society newsletter and published here … ” At the end of a virtual tour of The National Museum of Computing, I saw an old friend. Standing quietly by the very impressive Cray-1 from the Royal Aircraft Establishment was a grey and red cabinet about 5 feet tall
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
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
I am a big fan of the 1997 Thrust SSC project and the current BloodHound SSC project. For the sheer engineering daring and boldness of ambition. For the mission to promote engineering and science as a profession and push back the frontiers of the possible. Here is the Cray Channels 1997 write up of the aerodynamic study
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
Update Summer 2004 After being moved to Exeter in Summer 2003 the Cray T3Es at the UK met office were finally decomisioned in Summer 2004 being replaced by two NEC SX-6. Seven years of operational service is good going for any super. Introduction Some words and pictures about the internal workings of a large Cray