"The late Dr. John Fletcher describes, in 1983, the history of the Lawrence Livermore Laboratory's Octopus network." This video describes the history of the laboratory's large computers, from the Univac 1 to the Cray XMP, the evolution of mass storage, high speed printers, the Octopus networking facilities, and the emergence of minicomputers.
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Lots of people remember the Cray-1A. And how could you not, it was a supercomputer with built-in seats. But Chris Fenton has done more than just reminisce, he he built his own 1/10 scale Cray-1A. It's not just a model, it actually runs Cray software. The only problem is there doesn't seem to be much Cray software on the net, so if you have some let him know.
SGI is going to dump Cray at a Wal-mart price, after a tormented merger and an unfocused relationship. A source within Cray said it was like 'if your sister married your worst enemy...' SGI is looking at selling Seymore's baby to Gores Technology Group which touts itself as 'a technology acquisition and management company'. Translated: We don't build anything, but we can wave around lots of money.