Talk:Cryptanalytic computer

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This article is very small and contains not much information than its name itself. Shouldn't it be merged somewhere? --Arny 03:39, 31 March 2006 (UTC)

Perhaps. History of computer hardware or Supercomputer might be good? Alternatively, it's plausible that we could expand this article. The NSA (US codebreaking agency), and initially GCHQ/GC&CS (UK version), have produced supercomputers for cryptanalysis that have been the most powerful in the world at various times. — Matt Crypto 16:03, 31 March 2006 (UTC)

An on the fence opinion[edit]

Well, it's clear to this reader that none of you guys read Bamford's Puzzle Palace. Or at least not closely enough. You likely have visited the NCM, but not inside the gate. You can merge with other areas, but you should suggest where and what NOT "if". Also, I don't regard it as my place to fix wikipedia's NSA misconceptions or some of the technical short comings in wikipedia about this topic (I'm not paid to be a cryptanalyst). (talk) 18:25, 21 September 2010 (UTC)

Not merely the Cray-1[edit]

The tale of hardware instruction inclusion goes back 2 generations of Cray architecture to the CDC 6600 before the Cray-1, and it's in the 6600 book. Oversimplified, not much more was added to the instruction sets unique toward crypto in between. (talk) 18:30, 21 September 2010 (UTC)