In the latest installement of This Old Box, The Register has an interesting overview of the Cray-1. Included in the article is a bit of history for Seymour Cray as well.
The Cray-1 is to supercomputers what Sigmund Freud is to psychiatrists.
For those of you young whipper-snappers that don’t have the Cray-1 stats tattooed on your forearms, check it out:
- Released: 1976
- Price: ~$5M – $9M
- Proc: 80Mhz
- Memory: 8MB Max main memory
The pictures look to be from the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA. They have several other supercomputers available for your viewing pleasure.
Read the full article here.