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December 4: Cray X-MP/48 Supercomputer Begins Operation

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Jeffrey Powers

Madison, WI

Description: For the Tech History Geek in all of us

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December 4: Cray X-MP/48 Supercomputer Begins Operation

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1985 - The Cray X-mp/48 Supercomputer begins operation in San Diego Supercomputer Center in California. The $15 million dollar supercomputer could process 400 megaflops (200 per processor). It was a shared-memory parallel vector processor and supported 2 or 4 million 64-bit words of main memory in 16 or 32 banks. The first Cray didn't get installed until October 1986. Cray X-MP/48 replaced the Cray-1. It was succeeded by the Cray Y-MP8/864 in 1990. Movies such as "the Last Starfighter" were rendered using the Cray Supercomputer. This Day in Tech History podcast show notes for December 4 OS/2 Standard 1.0 ships The EV1 - GM's General Market Electric car Wordpress 2.7 is released
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