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April 4th, 2002, Arrival of the Cray 1 Supercomputer and Cray Q2 Supercomputer Prototype

On April 4th, 2002, after almost a year of planning, Tony Cole's Cray 1A Supercomputer (#38) and prototype Cray Q2 were moved to a new home at the DigiBarn computer museum. Here these systems will be restored and documented and shared with an eager computer history community following our planned opening in Summer 2002. Here are a few images of the "load up" from the Computer History Museum's "dense storage" at Moffett Field California, and the "unloading" at the DigiBarn computer museum in the Santa Cruz Mountains about 40 minutes drive west. The whole exercise took about 8 hours starting at 7:30 in the morning. Great care was taken to safeguard these precious systems and to set them up on a new, secure pallet platform that displays them well. Also moved this day were the transformer "seats" for the Cray 1A, its trim, and the power distribution cabinet.

We invite you to take a look below at our "Cray moving day" photo gallery.

The Load Up at the Computer History Museum dense storage

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See also our main pages on the Crays at the DigiBarn

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