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

Win Treese treese at acm.org
Fri Nov 16 14:25:12 PST 2018

This is fascinating to read. When I was at supercomputing startup SiCortex in the mid-2000s, we took several steps to make the system hardware reliable for locations like Los Alamos, in what seemed at the time to be based mostly on industry folklore about the effects. In large-scale systems, it’s difficult to nail down what actually caused a failure, especially one that is relatively rare but still can have a big effect on a computation.

Win Treese
treese at acm.org

> On Nov 14, 2018, at 9:57 PM, Irish, Sharon Lee <slirish at illinois.edu> wrote:
> Editor’s note: The attached original report was too big, so I removed it. I also removed previous comments in this thread because the message keeps bouncing. 
> ~Sharon Irish
> From: "Grider, Gary Alan" <ggrider at lanl.gov>
> Date: Tuesday, 13 November 2018 at 14:47
> To: "Ceruzzi, Paul" <CeruzziP at si.edu>, Cynde Moya <CyndeM at livingcomputers.org>
> Cc: "'ianmacconnellsc at gmail.com'" <ianmacconnellsc at gmail.com>, members <members at sigcis.org>
> Subject: Re: [SIGCIS-Members] Cray 1 serial number 0 being put together on Facebook Live at SC 2018
> Interesting paper written by a few of us a few yrs ago on the topic
> https://www.researchgate.net/publication/224202873_First_Record_of_Single-Event_Upset_on_Ground_Cray-1_Computer_at_Los_Alamos_in_1976
> and the original report attached
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