Let your imagination run wild – it’s almost like being there. Start the experience viewing an animated documentary titled ‘Getting to the Moon and Back’. See the type of computers NASA used from an IBM 3420, a front panel of an IBM 360, modular computer systems and more. Visitors can immerse themselves in a brief history of Rocketry, the race to space, and view dioramas of scenes from Apollo 11-17.
A varied collection of supercomputers will illustrate how these machines impact our everyday lives from the daily weather predictions, artificial intelligence and cyber security. See more than 70 supercomputers from the iconic Cray1A, Connection Machine 2 and Pixar Machine, Sun Microsystems to a life size mural of the IBM summit. The exhibit recognizes Seymour Cray’s contribution as the father of supercomputing.
Timeline of Computer History
This exhibit features artifacts of the digital past from its inception through today. Beginning with the catalysts of the digital age – an abacus, slide rules, a rotary telephone and transistor radios – we take you on a journey through the decades. See a Datapoint 2200, Altair 8800, and an original Apple 1. Jump forward to the infamous RadioShack TRS80, a rare Apple Lisa 1, and an Apple NeXT Machine. Nostalgia for any age, you’ll see an Atari 2600, Gameboy and Nintendo, a Commodore 64 and so much more.
Byte Wall Magazine Collection
The complete collection of Byte magazine covers including special editions. Step back in time and see how Byte Magazine covers told stories and moved to a product catalog. Visitors will be mesmerized by the intricate artwork from early publication and transitioned into. 2 original Robert Tinney artwork covers are on display in the collection.