Springer-Verlag 1991, 392 pages, index.
Condition: Very Good overall, thick silver-colored illustrated softcover, ex-university label at lower spine, some rubberstamps inside covers, with university-applied plastic laminate to the covers for protection, a bit dingy-looking; binding is strong and sound, pages clean, unmarked.
Categories: 1980's computers and computing, Biography and Company Histories, Computer Science, Computers and Society, Databooks, Handbooks, Manuals, DEC (Digital Equipment Corporation), General microcomputer and Misc. manufacturers, IBM, Intel, General Histories and References, Hardware, Human-Computer Interaction, Programming and Programming Languages, General Programming, Philosophy of Programming, Technical Journals, Proceedings, Conferences, Miscellaneous, Word Processing, Data Processing
Item DescriptionCovers those manufacturers in the 1980s decades producing vector supercomputers, SIMD computers, shared memory multiprocessors, hypercubes, and transputer-based machines. Each section describes a single manufacturer, detailing its history and company profile, the machines it (currently 1980s) produces, the software environments it supports, the market segment it is targetting, and its future plans
Supplementary chapters describe several companies which have been unsuccessful. An invaluable reference work for history of parallel computing. Includes sections or chapters on -- MasPar Computer Corporation; Thinking Machines Corporation; Alliant Computer Systems; BBN Advanced Computers Inc; Concurrent Computer Corporation; Convex Computer Corporation; Encore Computer Corp.; FPS Computing; Sequent Computer Systems;
Intel Scientific Computers; NCUBE Corporation; Inmos and other transputer and its offspring - Caplin Cybernetics, Meiko Scientific Ltd; Cogent; Silicon Graphics; IBM Corporation; DEC Digital Equipment Corporation; NEC, CRAY, and MORE.