Artifact Details


Cray C90 workstation

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Physical object




Cray Computer Corporation

Place Manufactured


Identifying Numbers

Model number MWS-E Found on a metal label on the back bottom of the frame
Other number 1971614 Hand written on an orange pakcing list stiker
Other number PDU 11 20 Typed on a red circular sticker and affixed to the front left corner
Serial number 208L0031 Sun serial number found on a metal label
Serial number 304 Found on a metal Cray label on the back of the frame


overall: 24 3/4 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." There is also a round red sticker with numbers on it. 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.


Digital computer/workstation


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

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