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April 2007 (vol. 40 no. 4)
pp. 8-11
David Alan Grier, George Washington University
At one time, supercomputing, a term that was synonymous with the Cray-1, was considered to be the best deal in town. However, by the 1990s, manufacturers began to question the need to continue the development of high-speed computers, turning their attention instead to the potential for developing a "high-capacity and high-speed national research and education computer network."
Index Terms:
computing technology, Computers and society, Cray-1, Supercomputers
Citation:
David Alan Grier, "The Best Deal in Town," Computer, vol. 40, no. 4, pp. 8-11, April 2007, doi:10.1109/MC.2007.146
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