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31Aug/10Off

Honey, I Shrunk The Super Computer

Posted by Knitebane

How cool is this?
Chris Fenton has built a fully functional 1/10th scale Cray-1A supercomputer.

The original machine ran at a blistering 80 MHz, and could use from 256-4096 kilowords (32 megabytes!) of memory. It has 12 independent, fully-pipelined execution units, and with the help of clever programming, can peak at 3 floating-point operations per cycle.

The only thing it's currently missing is the original software. Apparently SGI destroyed it and the CIA isn't talking.