The Supermen: The Story of Seymour Cray and the Technical Wizards Behind the Supercomputer
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The Supermen: The Story of Seymour Cray and the Technical Wizards Behind the Supercomputer

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The Supermen offers the first up-close-and-personal profile of Seymour Cray, the brilliant and reputedly eccentric designer of the world's fastest computers. This is the story of a technical genius who, against all odds, created a series of machines that revolutionized the computing industry. Chronicling each major breakthrough, Murray takes us behind the scenes to witness...more
Hardcover, 232 pages
Published January 18th 1997 by John Wiley & Sons (first published 1997)
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Nick Black
"Parity is for dirt farmers." - Seymour Cray

Amazon 2008-10-13. Seymour Cray is my god and pwns you. From the Seymour Cray documentary project:

Seymour Cray is the undisputed father of Supercomputing, or high-performance computing (HPC) as it now called. In 1975, Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory (now LANL) made a commitment to purchase and install Seymour Cray’s first Cray-1A supercomputer; the 2005 sneak preview at SC'05 marked the 30th anniversary of that event, which heralded the beginning of t...more
A.V. Roe
Jan 31, 2014 A.V. Roe rated it 4 of 5 stars Recommends it for: Technology history buffs
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Extremely interesting history of Seymour Cray and a small group of engineers building the first supercomputer.
Isaac Dontje Lindell
Great introduction to the incredible mind of Seymour Cray. The book got a little repetitive at times, but then again, Cray was repetitive: he kept succeeding in upending the supercomputer industry, again and again.
Antimidas
Great history of Seymour Cray and the history of supercomputers. I have read it once. Lost my original copy. Just purchased again through Amazon so I can read it again.
Nathan
If you're involved in HPC, or, if you attend classes in the U of M's IT, this is fun background knowledge to have.
Alain van Hoof
Great read about Cray, the companies he worked for or created and the way he looked at innovation
Christopher Swenson
A very personal, sad tale of Cray's journey through the supercomputing world.
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