In another technological landmark, the Cray T90 became the world's first wirelesssupercomputer when it was unveiled in 1994. Also introduced that year, the Cray J90series has since become the world's most popular supercomputer, with over 400 systemssold.Cray Research merged with SGI (Silicon Graphics, Inc.) in February 1996. In August1999, SGI created a separate Cray Research business unit to focus exclusively on theunique requirements of high-end supercomputing customers. Assets of this business unitwere sold to Tera Computer Company in March 2000.Cray provides two types of dedicated nodes — compute nodes and service nodes.Compute nodes are optimized to run parallel MPI and/or OpenMP tasks withmaximum efficiency. Service nodes provide scalable system and I/O connectivity andcan serve as login nodes from which applications are compiled and launched. Cray provides fully integrated networking, using an efficient, low-contention three-dimensional (3D) torus architecture, designed for superior application performancefor large-scale, massively parallel applications.
* Cray supercomputer families* Assessing a supercomputer * Cray1a. Address Componentb. Scalar Componentc. Vector Componentd. I/O Component* PVP Generations, XMP, YMP, C90, T90a. Parallel Vector Processors, the core product line of Cray Research.b. Inside a Vector CPU