Computing history at CERN - Re: what IBM system is this?

Chuck Guzis cclist at
Sat Jul 4 22:13:34 CDT 2015

On 07/04/2015 08:07 PM, Brent Hilpert wrote:

> Note that that room is just for DD division machines - general
> computing services: data processing, number crunching, external
> networking, etc.
> At the time, the accelerator control was being done by Norsk-Data
> minis located in the accelerator control room, as shown and explained
> to me by someone who had worked on their programming; and there were
> machines all over the rest of the site associated with things like
> data-collection from experiment sensors, assorted labs, etc. I recall
> for instance, seeing a VAX-750 doing sensor data-collection, and a
> lab filled with some graphics machines, but don't recall what type
> they were.

Does anyone know of similar photos being taken at approximately the same 
time at LLL or LANL?    I assume that there might also be some from NASA 

Photos from other heavy-duty number-crunching installations of the time, 
such as ECMWF would also be interesting.


More information about the cctalk mailing list