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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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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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Cray-2

Cray-2 my memo. text from wikipedia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cray-2 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 … Continue reading

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Supercomputer ETA10

Supercomputer ETA10 my memo regarding supercomputer. text from wikipedia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ETA10 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 … Continue reading

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IBM NORC

IBM NORC my memo regarding supercomputer. text from wikipedia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IBM_NORC 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 … Continue reading

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Supercomputer Cray-1

Supercomputer Cray-1 my memo.text from wikipedia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cray-1 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 … Continue reading

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