Cray-3 CPU section

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Date Introduced
1995
Photographer
Richards, Mark
Dimensions
overall: 8 in x 14 in x 11 in
Manufacturer
Cray Computer Corporation
Credit Line
Gift of Len Shustek
Copyright Owner
© Mark Richards
Location
United States
Keywords
Cray-3 (computer); Fluorinert; gallium arsenide; Cray, Seymour; Cray Computer Corporation
Object ID
102631029
Speed
15 GFLOPS
Memory Size
2GW
Memory Width
64-bit
Cost
$30,000,00

Unlike Cray’s previous designs, the Cray-3 used unproven technology—gallium arsenide—and Cray had to invest in the company making them. The clock speed of 474 Mhz was impressive for the time, but the machine was difficult to manufacture.