Archive for November 1985

1985

14

Nov

SDSC’s first supercomputer, the Cray X-MP48 arrives

Cray X-MP48 is the newly launched SDSC’s hardware centerpiece, with four central processing units (CPUs) and 8 million 64-bit words of memory Under grey skies atypical of San Diego, a full-size moving van pulled up to SDSC loading dock to deliver the Cray X-MP-48, manufactured by CRAY Research in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin. By 10:30 am, […]

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14

Nov

SDSC opens its doors as one of the nation’s first supercomputer centers

SDSC was established under a cooperative agreement by the National Science Foundation (NSF) in collaboration with UC San Diego and GA Technologies, as the U.S. sought to increase its overall investment in computing to support scientific research. Sid Karin, SDSC’s founder and first director – who sent an unsolicited proposal to the NSF to create […]

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