[Beowulf] MS Cray

John Hearns hearnsj at googlemail.com
Wed Sep 17 09:39:52 PDT 2008


2008/9/17 Lux, James P <james.p.lux at jpl.nasa.gov>

>
> .  When mainframes first entered the halls of academe, I'm sure the same
> sort of discussions arose.  Heck, it's why computers like the PDP-8 were
> invented.
>
> Jim
>

Just let me correct you there. Surely PDP-8s were calculators or Data
Processing whatchamacallits,
and emphatically NOT Computer Systems.
(A history lesson is called for here - I cannot remember the exact
terminology which allowed PDPs to be sold to individual labs and
departments)
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