This odd looking creation is a supercomputer. The main 
circuitry, shown here, is smaller than your average desktop 
system, and is built using gallium arsenide circuitry rather 
than silicon. Built in 1993, it's the only one of its type, and 
produces so much power that it needs to be completely immersed in coolant while running.
 

This odd looking creation is a supercomputer. The main circuitry, shown here, is smaller than your average desktop system, and is built using gallium arsenide circuitry rather than silicon. Built in 1993, it's the only one of its type, and produces so much power that it needs to be completely immersed in coolant while running.

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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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