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jvh
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re: Resurrecting the Cray-1 in a Xilinx FPGA
jvh   11/26/2010 6:38:22 AM
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This is real hard work, Chris. U built every unit, the multiplier, the adder and the rest of alu stuff. These units are the most time consuming and difficult to debug too. Impressive. Whats ur next target.

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cheilman   11/26/2010 1:10:09 AM
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Just visited the first Cray-1 (so they tell me) at NCAR in Boulder, CO. I threw a few photos up on a web page if anyone is interested at http://homepage.mac.com/cheilman/NCAR_Cray_1/. I grew up in Eau Claire just south of Chippewa Falls, WI where Cray Research was founded (and almost ended up working there years ago). I recall studying the architecture back in grad school. Thanks for the memories!

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dirk.bruere   11/25/2010 12:17:39 PM
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Brilliant! Just shows that the difference between a large team of engineers building the world's most powerful supercomputer and a hobbyist building it for fun is around 30 years (or less).

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rpopov   11/25/2010 7:25:58 AM
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Great job, Chris, really impressive! So, from your description of the hardware architecture of the Cray-1 it seems modern CPUs haven't actually moved much in terms of architecture compared to their grand-dad :D

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Finleythewombat   11/25/2010 7:22:53 AM
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This is beyond awesome, Chris. I can't believe Xilinx didn't offer you some freebies and promote your project as a publicity stunt (maybe you should have tried Altera).

ken a
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ken a   11/19/2010 8:26:00 PM
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Shall we play a game? How about Global Thermonuclear War?

NevadaDave
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NevadaDave   11/19/2010 5:17:18 PM
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This is absolutely fantastic! Do you ever sleep? I don't know where you work, but I hope they allow you to use your obvious creativity and intelligence without a lot of restrictions.

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thinkski   11/19/2010 6:18:08 AM
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I thought the name Chris Fenton sounded familiar...I ran across your DIY wooden laptop page a few years ago and bookmarked it. I thought that was awesome, but you've really outdone yourself this time!

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Max The Magnificent   11/18/2010 2:49:05 PM
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Hi Ryan -- this really is impressive isn't it -- as I said before, I think Chris has a bright future ahead of him...

Ryan Verret
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Ryan Verret   11/18/2010 2:42:06 PM
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Very impressive, Chris! Excellent work... truly motivating!

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