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Re: Apple Computer 30th Birthday

Andrew Hastings (
Fri, 07 Apr 2006 11:30:58 -0500 wrote:

> Where are DEC (Digital/PDP) and CDC (Control Data Corporation)? What
> about Cray?

DEC was bought by Compaq and merged into HP.

CDC split into two companies, Ceridian (services) and Control Data
Systems (hardware). Ceridian lives on. CDS evolved into a systems
integration business and was purchased by the British firm Syntegra
which in turn was acquired by British Telecom.

(Extra credit: We've heard about Burroughs, Univac, and CDC. What
happened to the remaining two companies of the BUNCH: NCR and

Cray Research was purchased by SGI, shrunk, and then sold to Tera
Computer. Tera took on the Cray name and lives on as Cray Inc. Cray
still has a respectable showing on the Top 500 list of supercomputers .

A recent article reverses this and (incorrectly) claims Cray bought Tera:

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