Cray Channels Collection Notes

A selection of the Cray Channels MagazineChannels was a quarterly magazine published by Cray Research from 1979 through 1998. Channels was intended for the users and purchasors of Cray Systems.  The articles cover a wide range of supercomputing topics. Whilst not a formal journal many of the articles provide comprehensive technical information about the applications and successes achieved with Cray Systems. A detailed and simple searchable index of the contents of the magazine is provided here for research purposes. Links are provided to source articles.

Data analysis of the Cray Channels Contents show the Organisations, Products and Article topics covered by the magazine.

 

Cray Channels Covers
A Selection of the Cray Channels magazines

 

Cray Channels Table of Issues:

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Vol.1 No. 1 Vol 1 No 1 v01_n1 A look to the past
Vol.1 No. 2 Vol 1 No 2 v01_n2 The CRAY-1 in a commercial environement
Vol.1 No. 3 Vol 1 No 3 v01_n3 Daresbury, A lab with a future
Vol.2 No. 1 Vol 2 No 1 v02_n1 Making of a supercomputer
Vol.2 No. 2 Vol 2 No 2 v02_n2 The CRAY-1 Serving an international Community ECMWF
Vol.2 No. 3 Vol 2 No 3 v02_n3 The CRAY-1 computer system at Century research centre corporation
Vol.2 No. 4 Vol 2 No 4 v02_n4 The CRAY-1 at MRI
Volume 3,Number 1 Vol 3 No 1 v03_n1 Direct solutions of linier equations on the CRAY-1
Volume 3,Number 2 Vol 3 No 2 v03_n2 Oil reservoir simulation on the CRAY-1
Volume 4,Number 1 Vol 4 No 1 v04_n1 A decade of the progress
Volume 4,Number 2 Vol 4 No 2 v04_n2 Computational Aerodynamics
Volume 4,Number 3 Vol 4 No 3 v04_n3 Announcing CRAY-1M
Volume 5,Number 1 Vol 5 No 1 v05_n1 Computer Graphics
Volume 5,Number 2 Vol 5 No 2 v05_n2 Seismic processing
Volume 5,Number 3 Vol 5 No 3 v05_n3 Integrated circuits
Volume 5,Number 4 Vol 5 No 4 v05_n4 Computational Phiysics / Los Alamos
Volume 6,Number 1 Vol 6 No 1 v06_n1 Weather forcasting / Emergency response
Volume 6,Number 2 Vol 6 No 2 v06_n2 Enginerring analysis / Simulation
Volume 6,Number 3 Vol 6 No 3 v06_n3 Enhanced XMP
Volume 6,Number 4 Vol 6 No 4 v06_n4 Aircraft Design / Cosmic Modeling / Image processing
Spring 1985 Vol 7 No 1 v07_n1 Computational Chemistry /Cray Pascal
Summer 1985 Vol 7 No 2 v07_n2 CRAY-2 / Seismic / Nuclear safety
Fall 1985 Vol 7 No 3    v07_n3 Computational automotive design /Cray X-MP EA
Winter 1986 Vol 7 No 4 v07_n4 Computational chemestry and Medical Imaging
Spring 1986 Vol 8 No 1 v08_n1 Unicos / Seismic processing
Summer 1986 Vol 8 No 2 v08_n2 CFT77 Fortran / Aerospace CFD
Fall 1986 Vol 8 No 3 v08_n3 New Model XMP/ Oil reservoir simulation
Winter 1987 Vol 8 No 4 v08_n4 Automotive
Spring 1987 Vol 9 No 1 v09_n1 Product Design
Summer 1987 Vol 9 No 2 v09_n2 Graphics
Fall 1987 Vol 9 No 3    v09_n3 Molecular research
Winter 1988 Vol 9 No 4 v09_n4 Computational forecasting
Spring 1988 Vol 10 No 1    v10_n1 New directions in aerospace supercomputing
Summer 1988 Vol 10 No 2   v10_n2 A Universe of applications
Fall 1988 Vol 10 No 3   v10_n3 Health and environment
Winter 1989 Vol 10 No 4   v10_n4 Supercomputers in automotive development
Spring 1989 Vol 11 No 1    v11_n1 Energy
Summer 1989 Vol 11 No 2   v11_n2 Parallel Processing
Fall 1989 Vol 11 No 3   v11_n3 Materials processing
Winter 1990 Vol 11 No 4   v11_n4 Biomedical research
Spring 1990 Vol 12 No 1    v12_n1 Structural Analysis
Summer 1990 Vol 12 No 2   v12_n2 Collaboration
Fall 1990 Vol 12 No 3   v12_n3 Announcing the CRAY XMS minisupercomputer
Winter 1991 Vol 12 No 4   v12_n4 Environment
Spring 1991 Vol 13 No 1    v13_n1 Aerospace Applications
Summer 1991 Vol 13 No 2   v13_n2 Petroleum /Announcing YMP-4E
Fall 1991 Vol 13 No 3   v13_n3 Chemistry and chemical enginerring
Winter 1992 Vol 13 No 4   v13_n4 Automotive Design
Spring 1992 Vol 14 No 1    v14_n1 Emerging applications
Summer 1992 Vol 14 No 3   v14_n3 University Supercomputing
Fall 1992 Vol 14 No 4 v14_n4 Software Directions
Volume 15, Number 1 Vol 15 No 1 v15_n1 Environment
Volume 15, Number 2 Vol 15 No 2 v15_n2 Aerospace
Volume 15, Number 3 Vol 15 No 3 v15_n3 Petroleum
Volume 16, Number 1 Vol 16 No 1  v16_n1 Chemistry and chemical enginerring
Volume 16, Number 1 Vol 16 No 2  v16_n2 Automotive Industry
Volume 17, Number 1 Vol 17 No 1  v17_n1 Solutions in place
Volume 17, Number 1 Vol 17 No 2  v17_n2 Environemental applications
Volume 18, Number 1 Vol 18 No 1  v18_n1 Introducing the CRAY T3E

 

Notes about the Cray Channels Sequence numbers and other oddities

 

From Correspondence with Jimbo 2005
I know what you mean about the channels having a weird numbering system. After they
went to the summer, fall, winter and spring titles, they moved back to a volume and number
system. In 1993 they moved to three issues a year, but before that something happened in
1992 as the spring issue was vol 14 no 1, but the summer issue was vol 14 no 3!!!  The fall
issue appeared as vol 14 no 4 and after that they dropped the seasons reference and just
gave them a volume number and an issue number. Interestingly … In 1993 and 1994 they
only put out 2 issues during the year, even though on the contents page it still said it was
being published 3 times a year!!!!
 
Publication defects
In issue  cc_v14_n3_f = Summer 91  the pages 32,33,34 in the section “Corporate Register” that are repeated from the Spring 92 issue. If you have correct version of V14_N3 please let us know as would like to get scanned copies of those missing pages.
 
Acknowledgments
  • Eugene N. Miya  Wednesday, December 14, 2005 00:26 Original bones of the index received
  • Jimbo for some of the scanning and lots of encouragement.
  • Alistair for the WP assets
 
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