Chippewa Labs Rollcall, June-December 1964

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Douglas H. Quebbeman

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Apr 20, 2002, 4:05:37 PM4/20/02
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The subject says it all...

What's the rollcall of employees at the Chippewa Labs
in the June to December 1964 period? I think I can be
sure of:

* Seymour Cray
* Dave Cahlander

or I am already wrong, with Dave being at Arden Hills?

Goal: Looking for a list of people who worked on the
initial version of the Chippewa Operating System (the
one known as the November Reference version).

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-doug quebbeman


Jim Stockard

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Apr 20, 2002, 6:29:03 PM4/20/02
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> ----- Original Message -----
From: "Douglas H. Quebbeman" <do...@ixnyamspayiglou.com>
Newsgroups: comp.sys.cdc
Sent: Saturday, April 20, 2002 3:05 PM
Subject: Chippewa Labs Rollcall, June-December 1964


> The subject says it all...
>
> What's the rollcall of employees at the Chippewa Labs
> in the June to December 1964 period? I think I can be
> sure of:
>
> * Seymour Cray
> * Dave Cahlander
>
> or I am already wrong, with Dave being at Arden Hills?

Dave spent time at Chippewa Falls, I don't remeber the years he was there,
but not all his time was at ARHOPS. I heard Dave maybe currently living in
Chippewa Falls. For software types, I would add Garner McCrossen.

Hardware types probably included: Les Davis, Bob Moe, Dennis Grina, John
Pearson (John currently lives in Chippewa Falls). Others I can picture, but
not name. Bob, Dennis and John spent time later at Arden Hills. John might
be able to give a better list.

Jim Stockard

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Apr 21, 2002, 12:06:14 PM4/21/02
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I contacted John Pearson, and got the following response to the question:

> In '64 there were only 3 software types at the lab beside Seymour: Garner
McCrossen (RIP)
> (FORTRAN Compiler), Bob Allen (Mathematical Subroutines) and Tom Ammerman
(Utilities?).
> Seymour did most of the operating system. If you can contact Greg
Mansfield he might have a
> better answer. Seymour also did an operating system for the 7600.


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Jim Stockard
j...@spamcop.net


mmccr...@arletak8.net

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Jun 30, 2014, 5:01:00 PM6/30/14
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My dad, Garner McCrossen was the main FORTRAN programmer from what I've been told (other than Seymour). I had lunch with Les Davis, Edna Bunn, and Verene Cray last year (2013) and Les is a gold mine of early Cray history.

Please do not use the email address above. pdxmelinda @ comcast.net is best.

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