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This Day in History

Today: October 30, 2014

September 28, 1925

Supercomputer Pioneer Seymour Cray Born

Seymour Cray is born. Cray began his engineering career building cryptographic machinery for the US government and went on to co-found Control Data Corporation (CDC) in the late 1950s. For over three decades, first with CDC then with his own companies, Cray consistently built the fastest computers in the world, leading the industry with innovative architectures and packaging and allowing the solution of hundreds of difficult scientific, engineering, and military problems. Many of Cray's supercomputers are on exhibit at the Computer History Museum. Cray died in an automobile accident in 1996.