I finally had a chance to take a couple of pictures of our new Cray X2. The new vector unit was attached to HECToR, our Cray XT4. So, I guess this means we’re now technically a Cray XT5h system. What a bunch of hokey names. The X2 was originally called the “Black Widow”. Which was a cool name.

The way the room is laid out it’s really hard to get a good picture, but here goes.


Notice the pretty blue lights on the front? They don’t move, they are just pretty blue lights.


Does anyone but me notice a resemblance to Dr. Who’s Daleks?

Dr. Who Dalek