Tony Cole's Cray-1

From: Doug Yowza <>
Date: Tue Apr 28 17:46:00 1998

On Tue, 28 Apr 1998, William Donzelli wrote:

> Now you know why older Crays tend to be so darn heavy!

I've seen the weight listed as both 5 and 30 tons for the Cray-1 in news
articles. I assume it's closer to 5, right? At 2 lbs each, the RAM weighs
only (!) 800 lbs or so.

> Although some may be saddened by the fact that Mr. Cole is chopping up a
> Cray, keep in mind that the survival rate of the machines is phenominal
> - probably 10 to 20 percent of the things tend to get decommisioned
> straight to the lobbies of the computing centers, to serve as gate guards.

I read that Cray sold a total of 40 Cray-1's, so even 20% doesn't leave
too many intact machines (although it makes my memory board fairly common
if 16000 were produced).

-- Doug
Received on Tue Apr 28 1998 - 17:46:00 BST

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