Computer History at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory 1950-1983 - UNIVAC LARC, IBM, CDC, CRAY Cray XMP "supercomputer" at LLNL in 1983: Clock: 117 MHz Memory: 250 megabits Power use: 300 kilowatts 942 MegaFLOPS Cost: $15 million in 1984 dollars ($37 million in 2018 dollars) AMD Ryzen 7 2700X in 2018: Clock: 3,700 to 4,300 MHz Power use: 65 watts 127.79 GigaFLOPS (127,790 MegaFLOPS) Cost: $320 This 1983 film created by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (“LLNL”), gives a fascinating and concise history of its computer developments both as a purchaser of early computers and a co-designer of many early technologies, from the early 1950’s up to 1983 (where the film ends). The Lab continues to be a leader in science in technology today. This film has been slightly restored and enhanced to improve view ability. Narrator, Dr. John Fletcher, provides a fascinating chronological walk through historical implementations of computing technology, especially with regard to Livermore’s role in computer design, and the establishment of its “Octopus” computer network. Highly recommended viewing for anyone interested in computer history. Uploaded by Mark Greenia, for the Computer History Archive Project. Computers mentioned include: UNIVAC 1, Univac LARC, IBM 7030, IBM 7090 & 7094, CDC 1604, CDC 3600, CDC 6600, Cray XMP and many others.