Cray Eats Crow

With regularity, Cray Research Inc. used to pooh-pooh the idea of stringing hundreds of relatively cheap, standard microprocessors together to create powerful supercomputers. This was the company, after all, that had practically invented the traditional supercomputer based on a few ultrafast custom processors. But now, years after competitors first began fielding micro-based machines, Cray Research is introducing one of its own, the T3D.

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