Cray Q2 Supercomputer at Minnesota Supercomputer Center (1986)
The Digibarn has in its collection a very rare Cray Q2 Supercomputer, the prototype in between the Cray 1 and Cray 2. The Cray-2 series began with Q1, then Q2 and then the production units at serial numbers 2001, 2002 etc. The Cray Q2 was installed at the Minnesota Supercomputer Center and thanks to Jim Curry we have a photo of the unit installed there, next to a full Cray 2. The Q2 went to a service bureau in the Minneapolis area and was last operated by Brad Blasing who describes its life here.
Comments from Brad Blasing
That is snQ2. That is our place - I still work there. The company name
snQ2 is sitting next to sn2003, a full-size 4 processor Cray-2. You can
Way off to the far right, you can see a Control Data Cyber 205.
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