Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 16th Jan 2014 20:16 UTC, submitted by MOS6510
Hardware, Embedded Systems

Tantos took over working with the disk. He rewrote the recovery tools, plus a simulator for the software and supporting equipment like printers, monitors, keyboards and more. For the greater part of the last year, he arduously reverse engineered the OS from the image. Despite a few remaining bugs, the Cray OS now works.

This is quite, quite an amazing journey.

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Niiiice!
by uridium on Thu 16th Jan 2014 20:58 UTC
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2009-08-20

I think what these people have done is truly wonderful. I also feel that this is the best way for computer history to be taught is to read about what these guys did, then hopefully one day buy a cheap reproduction system based on FPGA's and punters learn to drive and dev on it. Then people can really appreciate these machines and what they achieved.

Well done guys! Really well done!

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Comment by Drumhellar
by Drumhellar on Thu 16th Jan 2014 21:53 UTC
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2005-07-12

Why didn't they just hit F2 while booting? That's how I recover the OS on my laptop...

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Comment by BBAP
by Bringbackanonposting on Thu 16th Jan 2014 22:52 UTC
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2005-11-16

That's dedication!

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Good. God.
by Vanders on Thu 16th Jan 2014 23:40 UTC
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2005-07-06

That's amazing work. It's not like the Cray architecture was a simple design to start with, either.

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Nice!
by Drunkula on Fri 17th Jan 2014 13:34 UTC
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2009-09-03

Not sure I'd have the persistence to maintain such an endeavor. Fascinating, though...

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Incredible
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Fri 17th Jan 2014 23:48 UTC
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2006-07-14

I can't beleive people threw out the orignal Cray I. It was so cool, just to look at, regardless of the cost or performance. I would have tried to save it. Must have been a bean counter's decision.

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by senetix on Mon 20th Jan 2014 10:40 UTC
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