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. [...]

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 [...]

Minicomputer

what is minicomputer? I have never heard this word and didn’t know what Minicomputer is.  I found this from Wikipedia. Minicomputer (from Wikipedia) A minicomputer (colloquially, mini) is a class of multi-user computers that lies in the middle range of the computing spectrum, in between the largest multi-user systems (mainframe computers) and the smallest single-user [...]

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 [...]

CER-10

text from wikipedia. CER-10 CER (Serbian: Цифарски Електронски Рачунар – Digital Electronic Computer) model 10 was a vacuum tube , transistor and relays based computer developed at IBK-Vinca and Mihajlo Pupin Institute (Serbia) in 1960 ref.(1),(4)]. This was the first digital computer ever[1] developed in SFRY. CER-10 was designed by prof. dr Tihomir Aleksić[1] and [...]

First general-purpose computers 2

First general-purpose computers (from Wikipedia) The Atanasoff–Berry Computer (ABC) was among the first fully electronic digital binary computing devices. Conceived in 1937 by Iowa State College physics professor John Atanasoff, and built with the assistance of graduate student Clifford Berry, the machine was not programmable in the modern sense, being designed only to solve systems [...]

Stored-program architecture

Stored-program architecture (from Wikipedia) Several developers of ENIAC, recognizing its flaws, came up with a far more flexible and elegant design, which came to be known as the “stored program architecture” or von Neumann architecture. This design was first formally described by John von Neumann in the paper First Draft of a Report on the [...]