Gye Greene's Thoughts

Gye Greene's Thoughts (w/ apologies to The Smithereens and their similarly-titled album!)

Monday, October 14, 2013

Mac and supercomputing quote

When Seymour [Cray] was told that Apple bought a Cray to design the next Mac, he retorted:

“I just bought a Mac to help me design the next Cray.”

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Two more (plus a different interpretation of the above), different source:

"If you were plowing a field, which would you rather use? Two strong oxen or 1024 chickens?"
          --Seymour Cray (1925-1996), father of supercomputing

"#3 pencils and quadrille pads."
          -- Seymour Cray (1925-1996) when asked what CAD tools he used to design the Cray I supercomputer; he also recommended using the back side of the pages so that the grid lines were not so dominant.

"Interesting - I use a Mac to help me design the next Cray."
          -- Seymour Cray (1925-1996) when he was told that Apple Inc. had recently bought a Cray supercomputer to help them design the next Mac.



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