Operators at the ILLIAC IV at NASA Ames Research Center

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Date
1976 ca.
Copyright Owner
© University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Location
Mountain View, CA, USA
Keywords
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA); Burroughs Corporation; Cold War; NASA Ames Research Center; Illiac IV (Computer)
Object ID
102651990

ILLIAC IV wasn't very reliable, but did prove that "single instruction, multiple data" designs worked. It was particularly good for problems in computational fluid dynamics, enabling it to simulate aircraft designs that would otherwise have been analyzed in wind tunnels.