On This Day: December 4th

The Cray SuperComputer goes into action the first computer for cars is launched. All on today’s On This Day from TEST Huddle.


1985 – The Cray SuperComputer Goes into OperationCray Supercomputer

On This Day in 1985, the Cray X-MP/48 supercomputer goes into operation at the San Diego Supercomputer Centre. The new SuperComputer is based at a research unit of the University of California, San Diego(UCSD). The machine is the first parallel vector processor produced by Cray Research, and deliver a maximum of 200 megaflops per processor for a a total of 400 megaflops. The machine  will become popular for generating computer graphics, especially for special effects for big budget films.






1998 – The First Computer for Carsclarion AutoPC

In the U.S. Clarion releases the first computer designed to be used in cars. The “AutoPC” was built in conjunction with Microsoft. The system itself uses a Microsoft operating system. It features the ability to use voice commands to control the radio, check e-mail, and retails at a price of $1,299.




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