The Register is honouring Syemour Cray - father of the supercomputer
2 Oct 2015 London - Seymour Cray would have been 90 years old this week. The Register is publishing a nice article about him, comparing him with Steve Jobs. The Register notes that remarkably, and despite the price, a Cray-1 costed USD 8,8 million - it was Cray's computers which dominated high-performance computing (HPC) for 30 years, seeing off even the mighty IBM. Buying a Cray became like buying IBM elsewhere: it wouldn't get you fired.