This oral history interview focuses on Lloyd Thorndyke’s career at Control Data Corporation, starting in 1960 as one of the engineering leaders who put them in the peripheral business and ending with spinning the super-computing division out of CDC as ETA in the 1980’s. His memory is exceptionally sharp on people, dates, and details, plus his wit and frankness keep it really interesting.
Burniece, Thomas, Interviewer
Spicer, Dag, Interviewer
Thorndyke, Lloyd, Interviewee
Computer History Museum
Place of Publication
Cisco Video Conferencing System, Minneapolis, Minnesota (Lloyd Thorndyke) and Cisco Video Conferencing System, San Jose, California (Tom Burniece and Dag Spicer)
Thorndyke, Lloyd; Storage history; Control Data Corporation (CDC); UNIVAC; ETA Systems; drums; Disk Drives; Tape drive; Cray, Seymour; CDC 6600; CDC 606; CDC 808; CDC 852; CDC SMD; Cyber 205; ETA-10; Vacca, Tony