Seymour Cray

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Birthday
28, 1925
Birthplace
Chippewa Falls, WI
Death Date
Oct 5, 1996 (71)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
28, 1925
Birthplace
Chippewa Falls, WI
Death Date
Oct 5, 1996 (71)

About

Invented supercomputers that were not only faster than any of the others in existence then, but were faster than many for decades to come.

Before Fame

He founded Control Data Corporation. At Control Data, he used the newly invented small transistors instead of the bulkier vacuum tubes, which made his CDC 1604 line of computers the fastest in the world.

Trivia

He founded Cray Research Inc. to build his supercomputers, which starting in 1976 were used by governments and institutions to make complex simulations.

Family Life

He was born in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, inheriting his love of engineering from his father. He had a wife and two children.

Associated With

His invention could not have been possible without Walter Brattain's work on the transistor.