Seymour R. Cray

Control Data Corporation (CDC) designer responsible for the CDC 6600, which was perhaps the first modern supercomputer and subsequently leading designer of supercomputers for his own corporation.

Honors and Awards: IEEE Computer Society Pioneer Award, 1980; ACM/IEEE Eckert-Mauchly Award, 1989.



MacKenzie, Donald, "The Influence of the Los Alamos and Livermore National Laboratories on the Development of Computing," Ann. Hist. Comp., Vol. 13, No. 2, 1991.

Slater, Robert, Portraits in Silicon, MIT Press, Cambridge, Mass., 1987.

Thorton, James E., "The CDC 6600 Project," Ann. Hist. Comp., Vol. 2, No. 4, 1980,pp.338-348.


Seymour Cray died October 5, 1996 as a result of severe head injuries received in an automobile accident (MRW, 2012). Portrait inserted (MRW, 2012)

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