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Cray-2 - CPU Module

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The Cray-2 was revolutionary both for its circuit packaging and its cooling system. Circuit boards were stacked vertically and connected by "Z-pins" that ran up the center of the stack. The density of this packaging necessitated immersion cooling, and the entire cpu was housed in a tank filled with nonconducting "fluorinert" cooling fluid.

Contributor

Oak Ridge national Laboratory

Date Added

11.15.2008

Citation

"Cray-2 - CPU Module." www.scxyhistory.org, Item #59 (accessed September 18 2021, 4:47 pm)

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