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Cray Research J-916

Cray Research J-916


This 1995 Cray Research model J-916 and four PsiTech HIPPI Frame Buffers were donated by Georgetown University's Imaging Source and Information Science section. Introduced in 1995?, it found ready acceptance. This model is noteworthy for its combination of moderate size and high performance. Cray J90 systems were available with up to 32 processors. It has a SPARC based VME CPU to handle the I/O. The I/O processors boot from a SPARCstation 5 workstation. It runs version 8.0.3 of Cray's UNICOS operating system.

This system contains the following boards:

Mainframe Cabinet:

Mem0 Mem32, 256 MB of DRAM 90380501-01
Mem1 Type Memory =0 256 MB 90380501-01
Proc0 100 MHz CPU s/n 285 90380002-01
Proc1 empty
Clock Card active termination 90278600-A1

VME Chassis:

IOP I/O Processor (SPARC) 90384403-A0
IOBB-64 I/O Buffer Board 90256603-A0
EI-1 Ethernet 90227200-A1
DC-6S SCSI Controller, HV diff 90360800-A2
IOP I/O Processor (SPARC) 90384402-A0
IOB-64 I/O Buffer Board 90256603-A0
DC-51 HPI Disk Controller 90257400-A2
VMA-200 Fore Systems 155Mb/s ATM

This Cray system came with four PsiTech Frame Buffers connected to the processor with HIPPI.

 

 

 


 

 

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This is the IOS for the Cray J916.
The board population is shown at the left.
 
The front of the PsiTech HFB 360-08 HIPPI Frame Buffer. 
 
The rear of the PsiTech HFB 360-08 HIPPI Frame Buffer. 
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