HPC in information-technology is the abbreviation for „High-Performance-Computing“.
This describes high-speed computers for the usage with military, scientific or other civilian purposes.
CRAY is a well known term in this environment, Mr. Seymour Cray did a lot of foundational work in this area in the times of the Cold War.
He was known as a legendary and innovative (nowadays one would say „disruptive“) engineer and founder of Control-Data (the first super-computer company, founded in 1957).
After CDC he operated Cray Research and Cray Computer Corporation and developed the CRAY-1 and CRAY-2 supercomputers.
Seymour Cray died after a car accident in October 1996.
„The Supermen“ describes the development of computer technology in the field of super-computing and is a very interesting read.
Highly recommendable for the tech-savvy reader.
- Title: The Supermen
- Author: Charles J. Murray
- John Wiley Books
- Date: 1997
- Pages: 232
A set of interesting Videos (lectures and others) about Cray:
- Youtube: What’s All This About Gallium Arsenide?
- Youtube: Cray Research – A Story of the Supercomputer
For german-speaking readers: Mr. Wolfgang Stief from Munich is dealing with retro-computing and Cray since ages. He did 3 lectures on Cray (german language):