The sign on the right should send a happy shiver down your spine. This curvaceous device is a Cray-1 supercomputer, built in 1972. It was the fastest machine in the world until 1977 and an icon for decades. It cost a mere $6 million, and could perform at 160MFLOPS - which your phone can now comfortably manage.
 

The sign on the right should send a happy shiver down your spine. This curvaceous device is a Cray-1 supercomputer, built in 1972. It was the fastest machine in the world until 1977 and an icon for decades. It cost a mere $6 million, and could perform at 160MFLOPS - which your phone can now comfortably manage.

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Computer History Museum Photo Gallery: weird, fascinating photos including a giant Cray, and a 60Kg hard drive

Zara Baxter toured the Computer History Museum in California, and took these fascinating photos, including a giant 27Kg hard drive, a Star Trek-like SAGE Air defence system, and other intriguing artifacts. Scroll down for the captions! Click to enlarge photos.

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