A suboptimal picture of the ominous entrance to the 3rd floor machine room...
Another Cray-2 picture. The column of circuit boards in the left part of the picture is the exposed IOS of the Cray Y-MP/464 (4 vector processors, 64 Mwords main memory, 128 Mwords solid-state storage device, 1333 Mflops).
My friend Tom and I next to NCSA's CM-5/512. He used to be a student operator at NCSA also. Now he's running his own business on his way to being a millionaire. Remember who helped you in the early days Tom :)
We're still working on his posture. He says "the gravitational constant is too high here!" I personally think it has something to do with the red lights.
"We're building a machine that will be proud of us." – Thinking Machines' motto
A good picture of the Cray-2 with a side view of the Cray Y-MP behind.
The Cray-2 with its "water fall" behind.
The HP-Convex S-class Exemplar with me striking a rather manly pose.
The SGI Power Challenge Array
The SGI-Cray Origin 2000 Array
Me with the HP-Convex X-class Exemplar attempting some sort of...pose. Come to think of it, this thing really looks like a Borg ship when its covers are removed....
And more of these appeared after the above picture was taken...just like the Borg!
It would be perfect if Convex had a motto like..."Resistance is futile."
In August of 2007, I returned to NCSA for a visit.
Below are some pictures of the hardware they were using.