[SIGCIS-Members] Cray 1 serial number 0 being put together on Facebook Live at SC 2018

Grider, Gary Alan ggrider at lanl.gov
Fri Nov 9 14:01:09 PST 2018

I think there is a correction to be made here:
From https://www2.cisl.ucar.edu/supercomputer/c1

“By 1975, NCAR's 7600 was straining under a severe overload. SCD was oversubscribed; turnaround time had become intolerable. A request for proposal (RFP) was issued, resulting in an order for a CRAY-1A. While serial number 1 of the CRAY-1 computer system had been shipped to the Los Alamos National Laboratory in 1976 for a six-month trial period, NCAR was Cray Research's first official customer.

On July 11, 1977, the CRAY-1A, serial number 3, was delivered to NCAR. The system cost was $8.86 million ($7.9 million plus $1 million for the disks).”

For a long time, Serial number 1 sat in the Bradbury Museum in Los Alamos until Cray asked if they could have it for their Chippewa<https://www.google.com/search?q=chippewa&spell=1&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwi9_Iilp8jeAhWFiVQKHTvIBSEQkeECCC8oAA&biw=1125&bih=1215> museum.

They shipped Los Alamos Serial number 2 for the Bradbury Museum.  I believe it is sitting in a back room at Bradbury now.


Gary Grider


From: Members <members-bounces at lists.sigcis.org> On Behalf Of Kevin Walsh
Sent: Friday, November 9, 2018 2:48 PM
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Subject: [SIGCIS-Members] Cray 1 serial number 0 being put together on Facebook Live at SC 2018


Cray 1 fabrication  on Facebook LIVE happening now  -


The Cray 1 that was the first Cray at NCAR and then Los Alamos is currently being put together for display at the ACM/IEEE Supercomputer Conference in Dallas, Texas.

Folks in the Dallas area can stop by to see the Cray and supercomputing artifacts assembled for the 30th Anniversary of the SC conference.

We will record the fabrication and post a separate time lapse video after completion.

Kevin Walsh
Scripps Institution of Oceanography
kwalsh at ucsd.edu<mailto:kwalsh at ucsd.edu>

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