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Scratch Build – In Progress Cray-1

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Pfaffen, 19 Jan 2010.

  1. Elledan

    Elledan New Member

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    Description of the original Cray-1 hardware: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cray-1#Description

    A grand total of ~160 MIPS from the original hardware :D

    Suffice it to say that the guts of this scale model will be a tad more powerful. Very nice idea and execution, by the way :)
     
  2. Azayles

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    That was really interesting ready :D Brilliant stuff :thumb:
    I love how each individual wire was cut to a precise length to stop signal reflection. This is still done today on computer motherboards and high speed circuits. Have a look on your mobo and you'll see some signal lines have squiggly circuitous routes across the PCB.
     
  3. Elledan

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    It's even done inside ASICs. Which is a real pain, BTW :)
     
  4. Pfaffen

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    Just a few things this week.

    I mounted the HD Brackets to the top of the case. After I aligned them, it was rather straight forward.

    Here is the top of the case.

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    Here is the underside of the case.

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    This is how they will be mounted.

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    I'll drill the holes for the HDD screws and probably drill the slots in the top so that you don't have to take everything apart to add/remove a drive.

    Getting towards the end of this thing. Now the question is, what to fill it with???:wallbash:

    Enjoy!
     
  5. Pfaffen

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    Finished the access hole for the HDD. Pics to follow.
     
  6. Elledan

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    *waits for pics*
     
  7. Pfaffen

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    Closeout Final Pics

    Here are the final pics for the Cray-1.:thumb:

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    Here is the pic with the lights on.

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    Hope you enjoyed it!:clap:
     
  8. Elledan

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    *demands more pics* :D
     
  9. ringo

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    Nice final pics, and a good Con.
     
  10. DeadP1xels

    DeadP1xels Social distancing since 92

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    Kinda a bump but i have'nt had time to check back on all the projects i've been watching

    i must say this is truely awesome! and two comments after final picks is'nt enough credit in my eyes

    Great work man! :rock:
     
  11. Pfaffen

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    No worries. I had fun building it and hope everyone had fun watching it get built. I like the way it came out and what I learned along the way. I have a new appreciation for the real men and women who built the originals. They are true craftsman, engineers and geniuses.
     
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  13. Elledan

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    Nice article :)
     
  14. Pfaffen

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    congrats on making it in Gizmodo
     
  16. Pfaffen

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    Thanks!!!:thumb:
     
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