The Cray computer
, which is owned by the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee, has a top speed of 1.75 petaflops.
Kenichi Miura, Fellow of Fujitsu Laboratories and director of the Center for Grid Research and Development at Japan's National Institute of Informatics (NII), recently won the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)'s 2009 Seymour Cray Computer
Watanabe, 62, now a project leader with the Next-Generation Supercomputer R&D Center of RIKEN (Institute of Physical and Chemical Research), an independent administrative agency, is the first Japanese national to receive the Seymour Cray Computer
A Cray computer
could cost several million dollars and required 60 kilowatts of power to operate.
But it has found it tough to dispose of stray units, including its poorly-performing supercomputer business, formed from the acquisition of Cray Computer
. Executives said yesterday that the firm continues to be in talks with possible suitors for the unit but is still without a deal.
In 1989, after the Cray-3 had consumed $130 million in R&D, the chairman of Cray's corporation ousted him and turned the Cray-3 project into a new company, Cray Computer
, with Cray as its chairman.
Kids' games have more power than the most powerful Cray computer
had 20 years ago, and some greeting cards today have more computing power than existed on earth before 1950.
Absolutely, if it doesn't have to go out and buy a million dollar Cray computer
. Imagine transaction processing with a 1,000% increase in speed."
"I don't think we can really build a machine that fills room after room after room and costs an equivalent number of dollars," says Seymour Cray of the Cray Computer
Seymour Cray formed Cray Computer
. Supercomputer Systems Inc.
Competition is healthy for the industry and the market, adds Neil Davenport, president and chief executive officer of Cray Computer
Corp., in Colorado Springs.