Cray X-MP

Cray X-MP

The Cray X-MP was a supercomputer designed, built and sold by Cray Research. It was announced in 1982 as the “cleaned up” successor to the 1975 Cray-1, and was the world’s fastest computer from 1983 to 1985.[1] The principal designer was Steve Chen.

The Cray X-MP was a supercomputer designed, built and sold by Cray Research. It was announced in 1982 as the “cleaned up” successor to the 1975 Cray-1, and was the world’s fastest computer from 1983 to 1985.[1] The principal designer was Steve Chen. The X-MP’s main improvement over the Cray-1 was that it was a shared-memory parallel vector processor, the first such computer from Cray Research. It housed two CPUs in a mainframe that was nearly identical in outside appearance to the Cray-1.

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