The Supermen: The Story of Seymour Cray and the Technical Wizards Behind the Supercomputer

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Description

The Supermen offers the first up-close-and-personal profile of Seymour Cray, the brilliant and reputedly eccentric designer of the world's fastest computers. This is the story of a technical genius who, against all odds, created a series of machines that revolutionized the computing industry. Chronicling each major breakthrough, Murray takes us behind the scenes to witness late-night brainstorming sessions, miraculous eleventh-hour fixes, and flashes of insight when bold new ideas were cooked up. Drawing from rare in-depth interviews with Seymour Cray, Murray gives us an unparalleled portrait of the man and his methods, reporting not only Cray's personal reflections, but the recollections of his closest colleagues and the truth behind the rumors.

Product Details

Price
$40.00
Publisher
Wiley
Publish Date
January 18, 1997
Pages
240
Dimensions
6.22 X 9.3 X 0.87 inches | 0.01 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780471048855

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About the Author

Charles J. Murray is a senior editor at Design News magazine. He has written on the computer industry and information technology for the Chicago Tribune and Popular Science, and he was the recipient of the 1994 Jesse H. Neal Editorial Achievement Award. Mr. Murray lives in Park Ridge, Illinois.