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- n. A computer capable of vector processing and small-scale multiprocessing, a cheaper alternative to a full supercomputer in the 1980s.
Another example is the minisupercomputer market; Convex and Alliant made it to IPO, but veteran venture capitalist partners say that another dozen companies or so were floating around at the same time the managers of those two founding groups were knocking on doors seeking seed rounds of venture capital.
The event is hosting the debut of a new supercomputer maker, Convey Computer, and the company's brain trust includes Steven Wallach, the man who co-founded vector minisupercomputer maker Convex Computer in 1982.
A CEO of a minisupercomputer start-up in southern California told us, in gripping detail, how his team finally got their seed round and celebrated at the president’s beachfront home.
1983: Elxsi launches the Elxsi 6400 parallel minisupercomputer.