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year/month Timeline
【World】CDC announced the CDC 6600 series of high-performance computers for scientific computing
【World】IBM announced the IBM 2938 array processor as an add-on processor to the System/360
【World】TI announced the ASC vector computer
【World】Uinv. of Illinois developed a parallel computer, Illiac IV
【World】CDC announced the STAR-100 vector computer
【World】Cray Research developed the Cray-1, which used vector registers, and delivered the first unit to the Los Alamos National Laboratory
1977  Fujitsu developed a very high speed scientific computer, FACOM 230-75APU (max.22M FLOPS)
1978  Hitachi developed HITAC M-180IAP (Integrated Array Processor) which realized the effective performance of over 10M FLOPS first on the general purpose computer
【World】CDC announced the super-computer, Cyber 203
【World】Goodyear Aerospace developed the MPP massively parallel processing computer
1981  MITI started a high speed scientific computer system project (super computer project)
1982/07 Fujitsu announced a super-computer, FACOM VP-100 and 200 (max.250 and 500M FLOPS)
1982/08 Hitachi announced a super-computer, HITAC S-810 (max. 630M FLOPS)
1983/04 NEC announced supercomputers, SX-1 and SX-2 (max. 1.3GFLOPS)
【World】Thinking Machines developed the CM-1 Connection Machine prototype, a massively parallel processing computer that had a hypercubic arrangement of 65,536 one-bit processors
1987/07 Hitachi announced a super-computer, HITAC S-820 (max. 3G FLOPS), a successor model to S-810
1988/12 Fujitsu announced a super-computer, FUJITSU VP2000 series (max. 5G FLOPS)
1989/04 NEC announced a series of supercomputers, SX-3 (max. 22G FLOPS)
1992/03 Hitachi announced the S-3800 and S-3600 parallel vector supercomputers capable of vector calculations at 32 gigaFLOPS in the maximum four-processor configuration
1992/09 Fujitsu announced the VPP500 vector-parallel supercomputer that used gallium arsenide LSI chips
1993/02 The National Aerospace Laboratory of Japan began operating the Numerical Wind Tunnel, a parallel computing system with a maximum performance of 280 gigaFLOPS
1993/03 NEC announced the Cenju-3 parallel supercomputer with up to 256 CPUs and a peak performance of 12.8 gigaFLOPS
1994/06 Hitachi announced the SR2001 scalar supercomputer that was equipped with between eight and 128 RISC chips developed by Hitachi
1994/11 NEC rolled out the SX-4 series of supercomputers with a maximum vector computation performance of 1 teraFLOPS
1996/03 Fujitsu announced the AP3000 scalar-parallel supercomputer using 64-bit UltraSPARC processors
1996/09 Tsukuba University completed the CP-PACS massively parallel computer with 2,048 CPUs and a maximum performance of 614.4 gigaFLOPS
【World】Intel completed the ASCI Red supercomputer, which had a two-dimensional grid of 9,000 nodes that use Pentium Pro processors
1997/07 NEC announced the Cenju-4 parallel supercomputer with up to 1,024 CPUs and a peak performance of 400 gigaFLOPS
1998/05 Hitachi announced the SR8000 scalar supercomputer that combined characteristics of vector and parallel architectures
1998/06 NEC rolled out the SX-5 series of supercomputers with a maximum vector computation performance of 4 teraFLOPS