Issue No. 04 - April (2007 vol. 40)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MC.2007.146
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."
computing technology, Computers and society, Cray-1, Supercomputers
D. A. Grier, "The Best Deal in Town," in Computer, vol. 40, no. , pp. 8-11, 2007.