VAX 11/780 computer system Title: VAX 11/780 computer system
Date: 1978
Dimensions: 10 x 8 in.
Accession: 102635377

Extremely popular in universities as well as government and industrial research settings, the DEC VAX minicomputer was a powerful timesharing system that encouraged the growth of computer science as a discipline. Many chess programs were developed for the VAX, even though most of the most powerful contenders during the 1980s relied on either custom chess hardware or supercomputers.