Talk:Seymour Cray

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  • Anyone can build a fast CPU. The trick is to build a fast system.
    • On the importance of memory, bandwidth and throughput.
  • I just bought a Mac to help me design the next Cray.
    • Comment on Apple's purchase of a Cray which was intended to help them design the next Mac.
  • If you were plowing a field, which would you rather use?... Two strong oxen or 1024 chickens?
  • Memory is like an orgasm. It's a lot better if you don't have to fake it.
    • On virtual memory.
  • Parity is for farmers.
    • On why he left memory error-detecting code out of the CDC 6600.
  • I learned that a lot of farmers buy computers.
    • After he did include error-detecting code on the CDC 7600