Artifact Details

Title

Davis, Les oral history

Catalog Number

102657915

Type

Text

Date

2010-05-03

Contributor

Davis, Les, Interviewee
Plutte, Jon, Producer
Spicer, Dag, Interviewer

Publisher

Computer History Museum

Place of Publication

Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin

Extent

16 p.

Description

Les Davis is one of the United States' most influential computer designers, having worked closely with supercomputer pioneer Seymour Cray for over three decades. In this interview, Davis recalls his early childhood and formative experiences then discusses his early U.S. Navy experience and his first job at ERA (Engineering Research Associates). Seymour Cray's engineering style and most of his important computer systems are discussed at length.

Category

Transcription

Subject

Davis, Les; Engineering Research Associates (ERA); U.S. Navy; Navy Tactical Data System (NTDS); UNIVAC; Sperry-Rand; Control Data Corporation (CDC); CDC 1604 (Computer); CDC 6600 (Computer); CDC 7600 (Computer); CDC 8600 (Computer); Rousch, Dean; Cray Research, Inc. (CRI); CRAY-1 (Computer); CRAY X-MP (Computer); Cray 2 (Computer); Cray, Seymour

Collection Title

Oral history collection

Lot Number

X5796.2010