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dc.identifier.citation "Jane Griffin and Martin Graham in front of R1 computer, Rice University Computer Project." (1959) Rice University:
dc.description Jane Griffin and Martin Graham in front of the R1 computer. Jane Griffin is sitting at the control terminal. Martin Graham standing behind her and holding a cup of coffee. Original resource is a black and white photograph.
dc.description.abstract In 1956, three Rice University faculty members, Zevi Salsburg, John Kilpatrick, and Larry Biedenharn, brought supercomputing to the school for the first time in the form of the R1 computer. While it wasn’t the first computer at Rice, it was the university’s first large computational research computer. At the time, the researchers couldn’t simply go out and purchase a mammoth supercomputer; they literally had to design and build the R1 themselves. The R1 took up a large amount of space on the second floor of the Abercrombie Engineering Building.
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dc.subject.lcshWilliam M. Rice Institute. Abercrombie Engineering Laboratory
Computer scientists--Texas--Houston
Rice University--History
dc.title Jane Griffin and Martin Graham in front of R1 computer, Rice University Computer Project
dc.digitization.specifications Images were captured using the Epson Perfection 1670 PHOTO or Epson Expression 10000XL flatbed scanner and Epson Scan software. Master Tiff images were scanned at 24-bit color, 400 ppi. Derivative files are PDF for text and JPG & JPEG2000 for images. 2012 circa 1959
dc.source.collection Rice Institute Computer Project records, UA 87, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University wrc03595
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