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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by uridium on Thu 16th Jan 2014 20:58 UTC
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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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