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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 … Continue reading

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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) … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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. … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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, … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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