Artifact Details

Title

Michael, George A. oral history

Catalog Number

102702236

Type

Text

Date

2006-01-17; 2006-03-14; 2006-05-09; 2006-07-12; 2006-07-25; 2006-09-20

Contributor

Michael, George, Interviewee
Miya, Eugene, Interviewer
Spicer, Dag, Editor

Publisher

Computer History Museum

Place of Publication

Mountain View, California

Extent

251 p.

Copyright Holder

Computer History Museum

Description

George A. Michael was a computational physicist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory from 1953 to 1991. During that time, he was an early user of nearly every computer system installed at the laboratory. His narrative is thus a long-term viewpoint of changes in computing in the United States, during one of computing's most fertile periods. Most of the systems were the fastest of their day and the problems of national importance.

Category

Transcription

Subject

Michael, George; Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL); LASL; NASA; AT & T Bell Laboratories; Livermore Time Sharing System (LTSS); UNIVAC; Illiac IV (Computer); Teller, Edward; Wood, Lowell; Hardy, Norman; von Neumann, John; Cray, Seymour; Fernbach, Sidney; CDC 6600; CDC 7600 (Computer); CDC 6800 (Computer); CDC 7800 (Computer); Cray-1; Cray-2; Cray-3; Cray-4; Cray-5; Cray-6; nuclear weapons; DEC PDP-1; DEC PDP-6; DEC PDP-8; DEC PDP-10; DEC PDP-11; DEC VAX; Fluorinert; NCAR; Physics; IBM 701 (Computer); IBM 704 (Computer); IBM 709 (Computer); IBM 7090 (Computer); IBM 7030 (Stretch); IBM System/360 (Computer); IBM 1360 Photostore; Octopus network; Salishan Conference; neutronics; SIGGRAPH; FORTRAN

Collection Title

Oral History Collection

Lot Number

X3418.2006