Rice Computer Project team standing in front of unit, Rice University
Stan Begam, Bel-Air Photographers
Color group photograph of the team members of Rice Computer project (R1), posed in front of a bank of computer panels. Four of the team members are seated on stools, with the remaining seven members standing in a row behind them. Original resource is a color photograph.
Rice Computer Project; from left to right: Ted Schutz, Ann Heard, Jo Kathryn Mann, Jane Griffin, Martin Graham, John Iliffe, Philip Deck, Tim Roth, Jim Peal, Joe Bighorse. 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.
Events; Computers--Texas--Houston; Computation laboratories--Texas--Houston; Portraits, Group--Texas--Houston
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