IBM-ACS: Reminiscences and Lessons Learned from a 1960's Supercomputer Project

@inproceedings{Conway2011IBMACSRA,
  title={IBM-ACS: Reminiscences and Lessons Learned from a 1960's Supercomputer Project},
  author={Lynn Conway},
  booktitle={Dependable and Historic Computing},
  year={2011}
}
  • L. Conway
  • Published in
    Dependable and Historic…
    2011
  • Computer Science
This paper contains reminiscences of my work as a young engineer at IBM-Advanced Computing Systems. I met my colleague Brian Randell during a particularly exciting time there --- a time that shaped our later careers in very interesting ways. This paper reflects on those long-ago experiences and the many lessons learned back then. I'm hoping that other ACS veterans will share their memories with us too, and that together we can build ever-clearer images of those heady days. 

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