Artifact Details

Title

Resnick, David oral history

Catalog Number

102738867

Type

Text

Date

2018-08-09

Contributor

Resnick, David, Interviewee
Spicer, Dag, Interviewer

Publisher

Computer History Museum

Place of Publication

Mountain View, CA

Extent

24 p.

Format

PDF

Description

Dave Resnick has a long history of working on high-end computer systems. Before graduating as an electrical engineer, worked on electrical maintenance in the Army. This included maintaining a system that included point-contact transistors. Dave worked for Control Data on 6600s and 7600s systems and on the Star-100 as a logic designer and system engineer. Worked for ETA
Systems in multiple areas including leading the small engineering group that did the revisions to the ETA-10 design to make the Piper version. (The Piper was air-cooled, rather than using the liquid nitrogen cooling system of the standard ETA supercomputer.)

There is also a 'war story' about how Seymour Cray helped fix a problem in an early 6600 that resulted in the scope probe that he was using being ‘installed' into the machine, and was delivered and used by the customer.

Category

Transcription

Subject

CDC 6600 (Computer); CDC 7600 (Computer); Star-100; ETA-10; Piper; Cray, Seymour; Cray Research, Inc. (CRI); Control Data Corporation; ETA Systems

Collection Title

CHM Oral History Collection

Credit

Computer History Museum

Lot Number

X8751.2019