Cray Computer


Also found in: Dictionary.

Cray Computer

The Colorado Springs-based supercomputer company founded in 1989 by Seymour Cray after he left Cray Research. Cray developed the Cray-3, an incredibly fast gallium arsenide-based computer that ran at a 1 GHz clock rate. With the Cray-4 sitting in the wings, the company was unable to attract customers for the new products and closed its doors in 1995.
Copyright © 1981-2019 by The Computer Language Company Inc. All Rights reserved. THIS DEFINITION IS FOR PERSONAL USE ONLY. All other reproduction is strictly prohibited without permission from the publisher.
References in periodicals archive ?
The Seymour Cray Computer Engineering Award is presented to individuals who have innovatively contributed to the development of high-performance computing systems.
Miura received the Seymour Cray Computer Engineering Award "for leadership in developing groundbreaking vector supercomputing hardware and software."
The Seymour Cray Computer Engineering Award was established in honor of Seymour Cray, a pioneer in supercomputer development.
Cray Computer never completed its last project, the Cray-4, because it filed for bankruptcy in 1995.
The teraflops boundary is no different than advances that created electronic calculators (kiloflops), Cray computers (megaflops), and last-generation vector supercomputers (Gflops).
Not surprisingly, Cray Computer's Neil Davenport takes exception to the report's emphasis on massively parallel systems and calls the technology's predicted rate of acceptance highly optimistic considering the slow rate at which general-purpose software is progressing for these machines.
It took a supercomputer--a Cray computer at Los Alamos (N.M.) National Laboratory with a program developed by John Middleditch of Los Alamos, Donald C.
Seymour Cray, founder of Control Data Corporation, Cray Research, Inc., and Cray Computer Corporation, is the 1989 recipient of the Eckert-Mauchly Award.
For a system of hundreds of particles this could take an hour's time on the Cray Computer, Alder says.
computer software people in some secret hideaway with two massive Cray computers scheming to bring American commerce to its knees.
Figure 3 shows the evolution of clock speed, number of processors, and aggregate computing power for Cray computers over a 30-year period beginning with the CDC 6600.