Cray-X MP/24 Supercomputer, LLNL, 1980s

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Cray-X MP/24 Supercomputer, LLNL, 1980s
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The Cray X-MP/24 arrived at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in 1984, the Lab's first major multiprocessor. According to Bob Borchers, Associate Director for Computations, the multi-processor would provide some of the additional computing power needed by Lab scientists and engineers. "In its barest form, the Cray X-MP/24 is simply two Cray 1's sharing a common memory in the same cabinet," Borchers said. No photographer credited, circa 1980s.