The John Dirnberger CDC collection consists of Control Data Corporation (CDC) technical reports, memos, manuals, and design
documents, as well as a small amount of materials published by other companies. The materials range in date from 1965 to 1988.
Much of the collection documents the development of the Cyber 180, which began in 1973 first as the Integrated Product Line
(IPL) and later as the Cyber 80. This portion of the collection includes documents from the project library of the NCR/CDC
Advanced Systems Laboratory during the mid 1970s as well as documents from the Canadian Development Division of CDC. The collection
also holds publications by the CDC Technology Education Program, documentation pertaining to the CDC 6600 and Cyber 910 computer
systems, and CDC employee newsletters. The remainder of the collection is made up of various other printed materials, such
as manuals, technical reports, and conference proceedings.
John Dirnberger was a Canadian engineer who worked at Control Data Corporation (CDC). He was involved in designing supercomputers
at CDC, such as the Cyber 180.
8.75 Linear feet,
7 record cartons
The Computer History Museum (CHM) can only claim physical ownership of the collection. Users are responsible for satisfying
any claims of the copyright holder. Requests for copying and permission to publish, quote, or reproduce any portion of the
Computer History Museum's collection must be obtained jointly from both the copyright holder (if applicable) and the Computer
The collection is open for research. However, the collection may require review by CHM staff before viewing.