Babbage's Difference Engine and other historic computers

Cray Y-MP (1988)

From the Computer History Museum's description:

"The Cray Y-MP was the first supercomputer to successfully reach the one gigaflop (one billion floating point operations per second) operational milestone."

For more information, check out the Computer History Museum's description of this machine.

Photo credit: Jitze Couperus

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