I just saw this, and it looks incredibly awesome. Â I didn’t know that early Cray’s were more in line with mainframes. Â And the X-MP could reach speeds of 105Mhz with 16MB of ram back in 1982.
Talk about awesome! Â Andras did an awesome job of recovering this lost gem of early supercomputing.
Too bad that there’s almost zero software for these systems remaining today, which makes emulating it so much harder. It would be really cool to have a running COS or UniCOS at some point but it looks like the chances of that happening are pretty slim 🙁
I know, but then again look at the IMP resurrection. Sometimes it is a matter of the right people finding out.
I would assume that since enough of the cray is mapped out to run a basic OS, that other tools could be fashioned to work with it (gcc?)?
Who knows what lies in the future/past…. Hopefully someone sitting on a bunch of old cray stuff will come forward one day.
I know someone with several Crays. I should ask him if he has more software.
These folks have several Crays, including some that are (at least intermittently) connected to the internet: