Computer History Museum Tour, September 01, 2010 The collection spans from the dawn of the computer to the advent of the PC. Here are top highlights from the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA.
Cray 1 Supercomputer
The Cray 1 Supercomputer was the fastest computer in the world when it was introduced in 1976. The "C" shape, when viewed from above, alludes to the device's namesake. The bench-like ring at the base houses the power supply and Freon cooling system while at the core is a maze of tiny (light blue) wires, each installed by hand. In its day, operating costs, including maintenance contract, were approximately $100,000 per month.