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The Road to SC13: Animated Supercomputing Timeline

Our Video Sunday feature continues with this animated timeline showing the history of computing industry since the first IEEE/ACM Supercomputing Conference. The SC13 conference in Denver will mark the 25th anniversary of the conference.

As a critique, I think that while this is a visually stunning presentation, the inclusion of trivial non-HPC milestones like 2008’s “The Hulu website is released to the pubic” is incredibly lame considering the context. Less would have been more this time, guys. If you have to reach that far, why just not add: “Stimpy hits the History Eraser Button” from 1991?

Editor’s Note: While the original video was posted on YouTube as a silent movie (probably due to music licensing problems) this version features a public domain performance of Hebrides Overture Fingal’s Cave by Jakob Ludwig Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy. You can find it and other classical downloads at the MUSOPEN project, a Kickstarter-funded non-profit focused on improving access and exposure to music by creating free resources and educational materials.

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