The supermen

Author: Charles J. Murray
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: MINN:31951D01612868V
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Recounts the development of the supercomputer by Seymour Cray, and traces the life of the maverick engineer and entrepreneur who created a new industry

College of Science and Engineering

Author: Thomas J. Misa
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 9780557691944
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Science

"I was fortunate in having an instructor at the University of Minnesota who was looking after me," recalled one electrical engineering graduate of 1949. "When I said, 'What's next?' he said, 'If I were you, I'd just go down the street here to Engineering Research Associates, and I'd think you'd like what they're doing there'." That was Seymour Cray, and his computer designs helped create a notable computer industry in the Twin Cities. Another Minnesota graduate, Earl Bakken (class of 1948), founded Medtronic and the core of a nationally renowned medical devices industry. For 75 years the Institute of Technology, now the College of Science and Engineering, has pioneered in research, innovation, and technology transfer to Minnesota and the world. The people behind this unique institution are revealed in this concise illustrated history, prepared by its own team of professional historians.

Industrial Applications of High Performance Computing

Author: Anwar Osseyran
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781466596818
Release Date: 2015-04-01
Genre: Computers

Industrial Applications of High-Performance Computing: Best Global Practices offers a global overview of high-performance computing (HPC) for industrial applications, along with a discussion of software challenges, business models, access models (e.g., cloud computing), public-private partnerships, simulation and modeling, visualization, big data analysis, and governmental and industrial influence. Featuring the contributions of leading experts from 11 different countries, this authoritative book: Provides a brief history of the development of the supercomputer Describes the supercomputing environments of various government entities in terms of policy and service models Includes a case study section that addresses more subtle and technical aspects of industrial supercomputing Shows how access to supercomputing matters, and how supercomputing can be used to solve large-scale and complex science and engineering problems Emphasizes the need for collaboration between companies, political organizations, government agencies, and entire nations Industrial Applications of High-Performance Computing: Best Global Practices supplies computer engineers and researchers with a state-of-the-art supercomputing reference. This book also keeps policymakers and industrial decision-makers informed about the economic impact of these powerful technological investments.

The Eye for Innovation

Author: Robert Price
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300123701
Release Date: 2007-05-01
Genre: Business & Economics

Innovation is synonymous with problem solving, and the basic elements of innovation apply to any business, says Robert M. Price in this essential guide for managers of organizations large or small. Distilling a set of practical principles from his forty years of experience as a pioneer in the computer industry, the author shows that innovation can be learned and practiced by everyone, that it can offer solutions to everyday problems as well as high-profile ones, and that it provides opportunities to solve business problems while meeting a variety of human needs. Former CEO of Control Data, Price weaves the history of this uniquely innovative company with fresh thinking about innovation itself?what it means to the people in an organization, the products, and the processes. He avoids simplistic prescriptions and clearly explains seven fundamental principles of innovation beginning with ?innovators are made, not born.” He illustrates these principles with fascinating real-life examples. His book offers both the practical tools and the inspiration to everyone with an interest in effective management practice and in building organizations that creatively and continuously respond to ever-changing social and market needs.

How the New Technology Works

Author: Robert J. Cone
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781573561389
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Science

Discusses artificial intelligence, biotechnology and genetic engineering, the chip, cryogenics, digital image processing, electric power generation, fiber optics, the laser, machine vision, medical imaging, micromachining and nanotechnology, networking, online databases, optical data storage, robots, supercomputers, superconductivity, the electromagnetic spectrum, communications, digital signals, binary numbers, the metric (SI) system, bar coding, CAD (Computer-Aided Design), CAM (Computer-Aided-Manufacture), CCDs (Charged-Coupled Devices), ceramics, circuits, communications satellites, CRT (cathode ray tube), global positioning system (GPS), holography, integrated optics, LCD (liquid crystal display), microscopes, microwave oven, optical character recognition (OCR), planetary spacecraft, radar, semiconductors, sensors, and transistors.

Great Lives from History Abbas ibn Firnas Philip Emeagwali

Author: Alvin K. Benson
Publisher: Salem PressInc
ISBN: 1587655233
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Provides in-depth critical essays on important men and women in all areas of achievement, from around the world and throughout history, and includes 409 essays covering 413 individual inventors (including 27 women).--From publisher's note, p. vii.

The First Computers

Author: Raúl Rojas
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262681374
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Computers

A history of computing focusing on the actual architectures of the first machines that made electronic computing a practical reality.

Computing in the Middle Ages

Author: Severo M. Ornstein
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 9781403315175
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Computers

This is the story of a young boy and some of his experiences growing up in the Southern part of the United States in the 40's and 50's of this twentieth century. It includes some accounts of incidents that are deeply filled with pathos and sadness. However, in contrast it climbs the heights of happiness and unfettered joy of the carefree days of southern culture. It is not only his story, but the interactions of parents, siblings, and other kin and also the, rare to this age, endearing, educational, and just simple fun of grandparents and even great-grandparents. The scope is wide and yet focused enough to enable one to become familiar with the people and places in a personal way. History, biography, humor, entertainment-it is all of the above.