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Let’s look at his amazing 45 year creative and productive career. He was the undisputed designer of Supercomputers… He created the supercomputer class because he didn’t take cost as a design constraint… the design goal was to build the fastest possible machine.
Many contributions in the form of circuits, packaging, and cooling.
I was influenced by the 160 to create the minicomputer industry. This was a 12 bit computer when the Von Neumann architecture for scientific computing called for long words. UNIVAC said computers had to be decimal because people didn’’t understand binary.
DEC started out with 18 bit computers, and when an application came up that could have been hard wired logic, I said “a tiny computer is a better alternative”. He saw the 160 as an IO computer.