CDC 6600 operator console and quadrant

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Date Introduced
1964
Photographer
Richards, Mark
Dimensions
overall: 79 1/2 in x 68 in x 32 in
Manufacturer
Control Data Corporation (CDC)
Credit Line
Gift of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Copyright Owner
© Mark Richards
Location
United States
Keywords
CDC 6600 (Computer); Cray, Seymour; Cold War; atomic weapons
Object ID
X1385.97F, X1385.97J
Speed
10 MFLOPS
Memory Size
64KW (fast) + 2MW (slow)
Memory Width
60-bit
Cost
$10,000,000

Seymour Cray's CDC 6600 design was innovative and elegant. Almost 10 times faster than any computer ever devised, it stunned the computing community. Customers wrote their own applications, from simulating explosions to timesharing, weather forecasting, and much more.