This document was the evaluation performed by Los Alamos National Laboratories (with many of the test routines written by Lawrence Livermore Laboratories) of the "half a Cray" shipped to LANL in early to mid 1976. The success of the Cray-1 in meeting or exceeding all of the government's performance criteria led to them recommending procurement of full Cray-1 Supercomputers and made Cray Research into a successful business. Rumor had it that founder Seymour Cray had misgivings about the military becoming such a big customer of his creations but he had to make his peace with that fact as his business grew. We have a few extracts from the public report of this evaluation below.
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