Artifact Details


Cray 2 computer

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Still Image


10 x 8 in.


Photographic print


There are four separate color images of the Cray computer on this print. The top left image shows the Cray with red panels at the bottom and a clear top portion that shows the interior of the computer. In the background are seven tubes with fluid at the bottom. Three of the tubes are brown color and the other four are clear. The overhead sign in the background reads "...CRAY 2". Light is coming from the front of the image where is flash is reflecting off the clear tubes in the back. The top right image looks identical to the top left image. The bottom left image is identical to the previous images but is a little brighter and has written in blue pen "4". The number is circled in black pen The bottom right image shows a man, wearing a checkered shirt, and standing reading a manual. His arms are resting on the Cray computer surface. This image also appears brighter. Written on this image in blue pen is "5" and is circled in black pen. Each of the images has the word "PROOFS" written in white lettering. The brightness on the last two images looks more from the photo processing than from increased light sources when the images were taken. There are some short blue lines drawn on verso side of image.


Identification photograph; Publicity photograph; Artists' proofs


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


Courtesy of Gwen Bell

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