Lab Director Harold Brown (left) and hydrogen bomb developer Edward Teller at the Livermore Advanced Research Computer (LARC)

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Date
1960 ca.
Credit Line
Purchase of The Computer History Museum
Copyright Owner
© Remington Rand Univac
Object ID
102664188

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory used LARC, a custom-built supercomputer, to design bombs. Although only two were built, LARC spurred IBM’s "Stretch" project to compete in this new supercomputer class.