Word of the Week: 21 Sep 2020


/kray/ n.

1. (properly, capitalized) One of the line of supercomputers designed by Cray Research.

2. Any supercomputer at all.

3. The {canonical} {number-crunching} machine. The term is actually the lowercased last name of Seymour Cray, a noted computer architect and co-founder of the company. Numerous vivid legends surround him, some true and some admittedly invented by Cray Research brass to shape their corporate culture and image.

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