the first successful super computer, CDC 6600

last year, I saw this at computer history museum in mountain view. it was impressive. photo and text from wikipedia. CDC 6600 The CDC 6600 was a mainframe computer from Control Data Corporation, first delivered in 1964. It is generally considered to be the first successful supercomputer, outperforming its fastest predecessor, IBM 7030 Stretch, by [...]

HRS-100

text from wikipedia. HRS-100 HRS-100, ХРС-100, GVS-100 or ГВС-100, (ref.1, 2 and 3) (Serbian: Hibridni Računarski Sistem, Russian: Гибридная Вычислительная Система, English: Hybrid Computer System) was a third generation hybrid computer developed by Mihajlo Pupin Institute (Serbia, then SFR Yugoslavia) and engineers from USSR. It was deployed in Academy of Sciences of USSR in 1971. [...]

Intel 4004

Intel 4004. the first microprocessor in the world. text from wikipedia. The Intel 4004 is generally regarded as the first microprocessor, and cost thousands of dollars. The first known advertisement for the 4004 is dated November 1971 and appeared in Electronic News. The project that produced the 4004 originated in 1969, when Busicom, a Japanese [...]

History of the graphical user interface

from wikipedia. History of the graphical user interface The graphical user interface, understood as the use of graphic icons and a pointing device to control a computer, has a four decade history of incremental refinements built on some constant core principles. Several vendors have created their own windowing systems based on independent code, but with [...]

Central processing unit (CPU)

this controls everything….. Central processing unit (CPU) from wikipedia The central processing unit (CPU) is the portion of a computer system that carries out the instructions of a computer program, and is the primary element carrying out the computer’s functions. The central processing unit carries out each instruction of the program in sequence, to perform [...]

Personal Computer – Workstation

Personal Computer – Workstation. explanation regarding Workstation on Wikipedia. A workstation is a high-end personal computer designed for technical or scientific applications. Intended primarily to be used by one person at a time, they are commonly connected to a local area network and run multi-user operating systems. Workstations are used for tasks such as computer-aided [...]

History of Personal Computer (from Wikipedia)

History of Personal Computer (from Wikipedia) In what was later to be called The Mother of All Demos, SRI researcher Douglas Englebart in 1968 gave a preview of what would become the staples of daily working life in the 21st century – e-mail, hypertext, word processing, video conferencing, and the mouse. The demonstration required technical [...]

Minisupercomputer

more interesting computer’s history…. “Minisupercomputer” from Wikipedia below. Minisupercomputers constituted a short-lived class of computers that emerged in the mid-1980s. As scientific computing using vector processors became more popular, the need for lower-cost systems that might be used at the departmental level instead of the corporate level created an opportunity for new computer vendors to [...]

Semiconductors and microprocessors

Semiconductors and microprocessors (from Wikipedia) Computers using vacuum tubes as their electronic elements were in use throughout the 1950s, but by the 1960s had been largely replaced by transistor-based machines, which were smaller, faster, cheaper to produce, required less power, and were more reliable. The first transistorised computer was demonstrated at the University of Manchester [...]

Supercomputer CDC Cyber

CDC Cyber my memo. text from wikipedia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CDC_Cyber The CDC Cyber range of mainframe-class supercomputers were the primary products of Control Data Corporation (CDC) during the 1970s and 1980s. In their day, they were the computer architecture of choice for scientific and mathematically intensive computing. They were used for modeling fluid flow, material science stress [...]