Drum Computers

allison ajp166 at verizon.net
Sat Jan 7 17:04:43 CST 2017

On 01/07/2017 11:44 AM, Paul Koning wrote:
>> On Jan 6, 2017, at 9:46 PM, Rick Bensene <rickb at bensene.com> wrote:
>> ...
>> The machine was made by Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing (aka 3M Corporation). Today, there seems to be no record that 3M ever was in the computer business.  But...it was.  
> Not a drum computer but another example of a company not known for computers that nevertheless built one: Goodyear.  A supercomputer called STARAN, a very odd architecture.  Actually based on an earlier one built at Sanders Associates (a defense contractor) invented by a friend of ours, William Shooman.
> The Computer Museum, back when it was at Digital in their Marlboro, MA building, had pieces of the STARAN.
> 	paul
RIght up there with Cincinnati Millichron  The CM2000, 2100, 2200,
TTLBitslice (6700) 16bit, and core machine my contact
with it was 1974.  I'd be hard pressed to prove they existed.


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