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Cray X-MP Simulator Resurrects Piece of Computer History 55

Posted by timothy
from the just-plain-cray-zee-ness! dept.
An anonymous reader writes "If you have a fascination with old supercomputers, like I do, this project might tickle your interest: A functional simulation of a Cray X-MP supercomputer, which can boot to its old batch operating system, called COS. It's complete with hard drive and tape simulation (no punch card readers, sorry) and consoles. Source code and binaries are available. You can also read about the journey that got me there, like recovering the OS image from a 30 year old hard drive or reverse-engineering CRAY machine code to understand undocumented tape drive operation and disk file-systems."
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Cray X-MP Simulator Resurrects Piece of Computer History

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