CDC 6500 supercomputer at the Living Computers Museum + Labs
The first supercomputer CDC 6600 - 1965
MITS Reunion - CDC 6600 Discussion
Inside the CDC 6500
The CDC 6600 was the flagship of the 6000 series of mainframe computer systems manufactured by Control Data Corporation. Generally considered to be the first successful supercomputer, it outperformed the industry's prior recordholder, the IBM 7030 Stretch, by a factor of three. With performance of up to three megaFLOPS, the CDC 6600 was the world's fastest computer from 1964 to 1969, when it relinquished that status to its successor, the CDC 7600.