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 [...]

Supercomputer CDC Cyber

CDC Cyber my memo. text from wikipedia. 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 [...]


Cray-2 my memo. text from wikipedia. The Cray-2 was a vector supercomputer made by Cray Research starting in 1985. It was the fastest machine in the world when it was released, replacing Cray’s own X-MP in that spot. The Cray-2 was capable of 1.9 GFLOPS peak performance and was only bumped off of the [...]

Supercomputer ETA10

Supercomputer ETA10 my memo regarding supercomputer. text from wikipedia. The ETA10 was a line of vector supercomputers designed, manufactured, and marketed by ETA Systems, a spin-off division of Control Data Corporation (CDC). The ETA10 was announced in 1986, with the first deliveries made in early 1987. The system was an evolution of the CDC [...]


IBM NORC my memo regarding supercomputer. text from wikipedia. The IBM Naval Ordnance Research Calculator (NORC) was a one-of-a-kind first-generation (vacuum tube) electronic computer built by IBM for the United States Navy’s Bureau of Ordnance. It went into service in December 1954 and was likely the most powerful computer at the time. The Naval [...]

Supercomputer Cray-1

Supercomputer Cray-1 my memo.text from wikipedia. The Cray-1 was a supercomputer designed, manufactured, and marketed by Cray Research. The first Cray-1 system was installed at Los Alamos National Laboratory in 1976, and it went on to become one of the best known and most successful supercomputers in history. The Cray-1′s architect was Seymour Cray [...]