Other Computers

Brief HistoryExhibits

year/month Timeline
1979  Kobe University developed the Kobe University Lisp machine.
1980  Tsukuba University completed the PACS-32, a parallel machine with 32 CPUs
1981  University of Tokyo produced the prototype GRACE parallel relational database machine
1982/10 Osaka University completed the prototype LINKS-1 computer graphics system
1982  The Fifth Generation Computer System project based on Knowledge Information Processing technology began.
1982  Osaka University developed the EVLIS Lisp machine.
1983  NTT Telecommunications Laboratory ELIS Lisp machine prototype began operating.
1983  Kyoto University produced the QA-2 prototype VLIW computer
1983  Kyoto University produced the ADENA I prototype data parallel computer
1984/05 Kobe University completed the PEK Prolog machine
1984  RIKEN developed a Lisp machine FLATS for formula manipulation machine.
1984  Fujitsu announced the FACOMα Lisp machine.
1986/05 Mitsubishi Electric announced the AI work station, MELCOM PSI
1987  Electrotechnical Lab. developed SIGMA-1, a data flow computer with 128 processors.
1989/09 University of Tokyo completed the GRAPE-1 gravitational calculation machine
1990/02 NEC and JAL announced the joint development and operation of a flight crew scheduling system based on a LISP machine LIME.
1990  Electrotechnical Laboratory produced the prototype EM-4 data flow machine with 1,024 processors
1993  University of Tokyo completed the PIE parallel inference engine
1993  Toyohashi University of Technology developed the SM-1 SIMD parallel computer
1995  JUMP-1 massively parallel computer prototype built as priority scientific research project
1999  Tokyo Institute of Technology developed the PRESTO II personal computer cluster