Drum Computers

Chuck Guzis cclist at sydex.com
Sat Jan 7 18:26:25 CST 2017

On 01/07/2017 08:44 AM, Paul Koning wrote:

> 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.

I'm sure that Paul remembers the CDC 6603 disk drive, made by Bryant
(the big horizontal spindle one with the hydraulic "leak collectors").
Bryant Computer Products started out as the Bryant Chucking Grinder
Company.  Later, it was acquired by Ex-cell-o, the people who made milk

I've witnessed someone slip and fall in a pool of Pydraul from a leaking
Bryant 4000.

They don't build 'em like that, thank heavens.


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