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April 9, 2013


Rob @ 12:48 AM

The famous Cray-1 supercomputer has many distinctions. It was a groundbreaking piece of hardware, ridiculously powerful for its time. It was the first supercomputer to use integrated circuits. It contained over 60 miles of wire. It's also the first, and so far still the only, computer to build a 1970s-style circular sofa into its cooling system.

In real life owning two Cray-1s would have been prohibitively expensive, limiting the opportunities one might have to point toward a pair of them and shout "Cray-Cray!"