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Control Data Corporation

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Control Data Corporation of Minneapolis

1957 Founded by a group of engineers, many of whom came from the nearby Univac establishment.

They eventually became famous as a supplier of very large and powerful scientific computing systems, many of which were designed by Seymour Cray and his associates, until he left to form his own high performance computer company in 1972.

As the demand for high performance mainframes fell, CDC had various financial problems

1999 The remaining parts of the company were purchased by Syntegra, a data mining firm.

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Sources of Information

  • Computer History Museum [1]