Scott Grabow collection of Cray Research records and personal papers
Scope and Contents
Scott Grabow collection of Cray Research records and personal papers, includes manuals, user guides, technical training documents, manpages, posters, newsletters, and emails relating to Cray Inc. Additionally there are few posters and photographs of solar cars by the University of Minnesota.
- 1975 - 2007
- Cray Research, Inc. (Organization)
Biographical / Historical
In 1972 Seymour Cray founded Cray Research based in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, and Minneapolis, Minnesota. The first Cray-1 system was installed at Los Alamos National Laboratory in 1976. To handle the heat from computers that worked at 60 megaflops with an 8 MB main memory, Cray used Freon to develop a refergeration system to cool them. In the 1990's Cray Research had most powerful supercomputers for production applications. By 1995 Cray had the first supercomputer to sustain 1 trillion taraflops (the Cray T3E-1200E). In February 1996 Cray Research merged with Silicon Graphics, Inc. In August 1999, SGI created a separate Cray Research business unit to focus on requirements of high-end supercomputing customers. Assets of this business unit were sold to Tera Computer Company in March 2000 and the company renamed itself, Cray, Inc.
Cray, Inc. (2018) https://www.cray.com/company/history
Language of Materials
This collection consists of manuals and documents of Cray Reseach and their supercomputers.
This collection is arranged into two series. 1. Cray Research records and manuals, 1975-2007 2. University of Minnesota Solar Vehicle Project, 1993-1995
- Computer programming -- Handbooks, manuals, etc. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Computers--Handbooks, manuals, etc Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Employees' magazines, newsletters, etc Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Solar cars Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Supercomputer industry Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Ashley Skwiera
- January 22, 2018
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