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.
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