Artifact Details

Title

Tymes, LaRoy oral history

Catalog Number

102657988

Type

Text

Date

2004-06-11

Contributor

Hardy, Ann, Interviewer
Johnson, Luanne, Interviewer; Editor
Tymes, LaRoy, Interviewee

Publisher

Computer History Museum

Place of Publication

Cameron Park, Calif.

Identifying Numbers

Other number doc-419d15f06d53e Deprecated ITCHP Number

Extent

37 p.

Description

LaRoy Tymes describes his career as a computer operator and programmer at Berkeley Lawrence Laboratory in Livermore and then at Tymshare. When he arrived at Tymshare, the company was running separate discrete data centers for their time-sharing customers and LaRoy designed and developed the supervisor for Tymnet, Tymshare's proprietary network. He also designed a specialized mini-computer, known as the Tymnet engine, to support the Tymnet supervisor. He talks briefly about his career after Tymshare and describes the parallel development of Tymnet and ARPANET.

Category

Transcription

Subject

Software business history; Tymes, LaRoy; Hardy, Ann; Tymshare, Inc.; Time-sharing computer systems.; Tymnet; Berkeley Lawrence Laboratory; 7030 Stretch; Winchester disk drive; Control Data 3600 (Computer); Music programs for computers; Hardy, Norm; Control Data 6600 (Computer); Control Data 3800 (Computer); SDS 940 (Computer); SPC 12; General Automation; Goshorn, Larry; SUPER BASIC; Varian 620i; Remote echo; Master user directory; National Library of Medicine; Interdata 8/32; ARPANET; X25; Telenet

Collection Title

Oral history collection

Lot Number

X3800.2007