Celebrating the first supercomputer - the Cray-1
In 1976 at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, the birthplace of the atomic bomb, the first supercomputer was installed:
The Cray-1, as it was known, was the fastest computer in the world and was a blend of Cray’s unique engineering style and an urgency for high performance computing borne of cold war competition between the United States and the Soviet Union.
What does the Cray-1 tell us about the engineering, social and economic factors that coalesce into creating a stable technological artifact?
Come to the Computer History Museum - Thursday September 21, 2006 - Free -
- Lecture 7pm
Information: 650 810 1005
Official Website: http://www.computerhistory.org/events/index.php?id=1157047505
Added by foremski on September 19, 2006