ILLIAC IV Designer Slotnick is born

12th November 1937
ILLIAC IV Designer Slotnick is born

ILLIAC IV designer Dan Slotnick is born. The ILLIAC IV, a project of the Department of Defense’s Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) and the University of Illinois, was the first large-scale array computer to use semiconductor RAM memory.
When it first operated at NASA’s Ames Research Center in 1972, it could compute 200 million instructions per second. The speed of the parallel-processing computer was achieved by its architecture and the overlapping structure of its 64 processing elements.





ILLIAC IV Designer Slotnick is born

Click on the Images
For Detail


Help support the museum by buying from the museum shop

View all items

Founding Sponsors
redgate Google ARM Real VNC Microsoft Research
Heritage Lottery Funded
Heritage Lottery Fund
Accredited Museum