NCSA 30 | 1994 December
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December 1994

NCSA transitions to microprocessor-based hardware

By the end of 1994 NCSA removed its traditional vector machines—the Cray Y-MP and CONVEX C3880—leaving machines based solely on microprocessor hardware. The center utilized microprocessor-based systems from three vendors: Silicon Graphics Inc. (SGI), Convex Computer Corporation, and Thinking Machines Corporation. A 16-processor SGI POWER CHALLENGE machine was installed in November 1994, a CONVEX Exemplar 8-processor hypernode was installed in April 1994, and the Thinking...

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