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Location: Kula, HI USA
Date: Monday, October 11, 1999 at 20:48:03
Good to see these old monsters aren't forgotten. Where would we be without them. Thankx to Kevin K. on implimenting this site.
Name: Robert J. (R.J.) Fear
Location: Marion, IN USA
Date: Friday, June 4, 1999 at 09:59:32
I've said for years all I really want (the toy want... not
the work want) is a baby Cray. My desire hasn't changed.
Art is art. Thank you for putting this site together.
It was unexpected and painfully enjoyable.
Location: La Mesa, CA USA
Date: Wednesday, May 12, 1999 at 11:30:44
I'm going to need a bigger warehouse (archive)...
Name: Alfred Riccomi
Location: Richardson, TX USA
Date: Wednesday, March 10, 1999 at 19:35:12
Very interesting. Nice to see our efforts at developing a family of supercomputers acknowledged, even if only by a listing of the Texas Instruments ASC (Advanced Super Computer).
The Dead Supercomputers also should include TI's ASC II in the list.
Why no Consumer Computer category listing the Apple II, TRS-80, TI 99/4, Sinclar, Commodor Pet, etc ?
Name: Robert Fredieu
Location: Boston, MA USA
Date: Friday, February 12, 1999 at 11:26:31
What a great site! This stuff was a lot more fun than comm!
Name: Phil Rulon
Location: Boston, MA US
Date: Monday, December 14, 1998 at 23:49:07
Cool, I've been in supercomputing for 20 years, this brings
back many memories.
Location: Leesburg, VA US
Date: Friday, October 16, 1998 at 14:40:29
Well, Kevin, I have been referring people to these pages for a bit now.
They always ask, "So, what was this French project you were on again?"
The Dead SuperComputer Society ('The Dead') live on through Kevin's careful collection and preservation.
Name: Merry W. Maisel
Location: La Jolla, CA USA
Date: Thursday, September 3, 1998 at 22:00:55
Thanks for starting this site. I've worked for the San Diego Supercomputer
Center for many years, and I should be able to supply some information on
the SCS-40, for example. I don't think details on the Cray machines (from
the Cray 1 on up) would be out of place here, either. I'd love to see data,
not only on architectural differences/quirks, but also on performance measures
of the time (in units used then and translated into units we use now). Such
information would make this a valuable historical site for scholars as well as
Name: Fred Bosick
Location: Ann Arbor, MI USA
Date: Monday, July 20, 1998 at 03:11:15
This is a sad site, not because of a lack of effort in
research or design of the website. But, because these cool
machines are not wanted anymore! In high school, my grand-
parents gave me a stack of Scientific Americans with the
Sept. 1977 issue on microelectronics. I went nuts on that
mag. I remember the article mentioning the Cray 1 and how
it used a minicomputer just for maintenance and fault
detection. My friends and I all wanted one! I guess I
should be happy, I have a PentiumPro sped up to 233 MHz.
It's faster than that Cray running a nonvector program.
Thanks for putting this site together! BTW, I got here
following links from Morgan-Kaufmann. I have 2 of the
Patterson Hennessy books.
Name: Sean Dunlevy
Location: Derby, U.K.
Date: Tuesday, July 14, 1998 at 08:58:46
Having written dozens of computer games over the last 12 years, I was engrossed by the history of these computers My job ALWAYS leads to the classic statement made by Jay Miner in the Atari Lynx manual: 'A games programmer has only 1 aim in life, to make a given piece of code execute faster'. I would love to have written a game on these beasts! Now I am programming a Z80 based hand-held...Back to the Front.
Name:KNut Markus JOhansson
Location: Gothenbourg, - Sweden
Date: Saturday, May 16, 1998 at 18:33:40
Nice site, please take time to expand it, for the
sake of us beeing around 20 years, computer science -
oriented, we were at the most using our C64:s and
amiga/ataris when all "this" happened, so I belive
many of us are curious about this era, we never got to
experience. Though I hope that NT won't run in everything from toys
to $ 100 000 000 systems, though perhaps it will run on intel
silicon, since processors tend to be more scaleable than
OS:es, if you see what I mean :-)
Bye and good luck!
Name: Joe Cavazos
Location: Houston, TX. USA
Date: Friday, May 15, 1998 at 10:24:48
Thanks for a great site! You mention that there were only 25 ETA10 super computers installed. We happend to be one of those places. Our ETA (forced air cooled version) was suppose to be used to simulate the avionics
enviroment that shuttle computer experience. This was part of a shuttle computer redesign effort in the JSC Avionics Engineering Lab at the Johnson Space Center, where I worked for 7 years. I do recall the ETA not being around for two long though! But was not aware that ours was one of only 25 systems installed!
It was a noisy machine to say the least! When the cooling side of the machine was opened up, a "Frahm" style air fileter could be seen, the blowers could be heard from a pretty far distance.
Date: Tuesday, May 12, 1998 at 04:43:21
Let me just say that you have an excellent site here. I am currently researching on HPC when I happen to stumble upon your site. Great work!
Name: Kevin D. Kissell
Date: Monday, April 27, 1998 at 04:50:17
One must begin somewhere.