Artifact Details


Cray 2 computer

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Still Image


5 1/4 x 8 in.


Photographic print


This is a color image of two proofs of a Cray computer. The image on the left shows a man, wearing a checkered shirt, standing and reading a manual with his arms on top of the Cray. The Cray is circular in configuration with the bottom panels colored red while the top portion contains clear windows that shows the interior of the computer. In the background are seven tubes, three are colored brown and four are clear, standing vertically with some sort of fluid at the bottom. The image on the right is identical to the one of the left except the man isn't shown and this image is a little brighter. There is a sign in the background that reads "...CRAY 2". The first portion of text is unreadable. Light is coming from the direction of the camera. Each of the images is labeled "PROOFS" in white text. Written in blue pen on the left image is "6" and on the right image "2".


Identification photograph; Publicity photograph; Artists' proofs


Computer industry--History; Cray 2 (Computer); Computers--History; Cray Research, Inc. (CRI); Cray computers


Courtesy of Gwen Bell

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