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dc.identifier.citation "Joel Cyprus wiring a rack in the Control section of the R1 computer, Rice University." (1959) Rice University:
dc.description Joel Cyprus stretched out on the floor between two banks of the R1 Computer control section, housed in the Abercrombie Engineering Laboratory building at William M. Rice Institute. Cyprus is lying flat as he wires one of the computer racks. Various tools are on the floor near him, including several wire spools. He is wearing a short-sleeved white shirt and grey-colored pants. In the background can be seen an open supply cabinet, the shelves stacked with supplies. At the time of the photograph Cyprus was pursuing his undergraduate degree, and later earned both a Master’s and a Doctorate at the Institute/Rice University, before joining the faculty as a professor in the Electrical Engineering Department. The photograph has some faint yellow discolorations in several places. 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.lcshCyprus, Joel Howard, 1936-2015
Cyprus, Joel Howard, 1936-2015--Faculty
William M. Rice Institute--History
Computer scientists--Texas--Houston
Electrical engineering--Texas--Houston
William M. Rice Institute--Students
College students--Texas--Houston
William M. Rice Institute. Abercrombie Engineering Laboratory
Rice University--Faculty
dc.title Joel Cyprus wiring a rack in the Control section of the R1 computer, Rice University
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. 2015 circa 1959-1960
dc.source.collection Rice Institute Computer Project records, UA 087, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University wrc05887
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