Artifact Details


Cray C90 workstation

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Cray Research, Inc. (CRI)

Place Manufactured


Identifying Numbers

Model number OWS-E Embossed on a plate inside the object and also on the front
Serial number 350 Embossed on a plate inside the object
Serial number 4012 Printed on a note attached to the top


overall: 26 in x 16 1/2 in x 27 1/2 in


The front of the workstation has a button latch under the front, vent which opens up the front panel revealing the tape and CD drives. Next to the drives is a switch for "ON," "GOOD," and "STANDBY." On the front of the hinged panel is a name plate reading "Cray Research Inc." as well as a diamond shaped name plate reading "OS-E." The front of the panel is covered in venting slots. Both sides of the work station have venting slots as well. The back has card and power supply modules. Two of the printed circuit board modules have CH1 and CH0 handwritten on them. There is a configuration record sticker on the back and a cord that is connected to one of the modules and to the top of the machine. The unit is on wheels. There are also two loose power supply cords, which have been bagged separately. Plugged into one of the modules is an "Allied Telesis CentreCOM 21oT", which is a twisted pair transceiver. There is a label reading, "CRAY 90 SN412 18 of 18" affixed to the top.


Digital computer/workstation


Gift of National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Ames Research Center

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