On This Day: December 3rd

The Tabulating Machine Company is incorporated and the world’s first super-computer is launched. All on today’s On This Day from TEST Huddle.


1896 – Tabulating Machine Company is incorporated

In the United States in Georgetown, Washington, Dr. Herman Hollerith incorporates the Tabulating Machine Company. This company will be the predecessor of International Business Machines (IBM).


1968 –  CDC 7600 SuperComputerThe Control Data Coporation Model 7600 Supercomputer

What many argue to be the  world’s first supercomputer the CDC 7600 Supercomputer by Control Data Corporation (CDC) is announced. The system can complete calculations at a speed of thirty-six megaflops. The super computer is utilised by Government bodies to execute mathematical problems written in FORTRAN including the design of nuclear weapons.






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