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Cray-2 - Floating Point Module

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The Cray-2 cpu followed in the footsteps of its predecessors and excelled at floating point arithmetic, but its true strength was that it supported more memory than any other machine available at the time. It is claimed that the first real Cray-2 when delivered possessed more physical memory (256 MWord) than all previously delivered Cray memory (Cray-1s, Cray X-MPs, and the 2 Cray-2 field delivered prototypes) combined in the world.

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NASA Ames Research Center

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11.15.2008

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"Cray-2 - Floating Point Module." www.scxyhistory.org, Item #62 (accessed September 18 2021, 3:03 pm)

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