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From Wikipedia:

The system chassis weighs ten tons, contains four tons of fluorinert coolant, and is approximately the shape and size of a very large chest freezer

And yet people complain about their mobile phone not being thin enough. It's amazing how far we've come in only 15 years.

I can't help my cynicism, at least Crays were useful.

Mobile phones are pretty useful too.

It's got me wondering what the market value of fluorinert is.

I quote it: "Note to Laser Technicians : Don't let this fluid drip. It costs like Gold!".


Does this unit come with the 4 tons of coolant? According to your link, the fluorinert itself is worth over a million dollars already.

From Cray:

The CRAY T94 mainframe is 5 ft wide, 3 ft deep, and 4 ft high (1.5 m x 1 m x 1.5 m). It has a dry weight of 2000 lbs (909 kg).[1]

So only 120 times thicker than an iPhone 5, but 8,000 times more massive.

[1] https://cug.org/5-publications/proceedings_attendee_lists/19...

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