Thinking Machines Corporation

Thinking Machines Corporation was a supercomputer manufacturer founded in Waltham, Massachusetts in 1982 by W. Daniel "Danny" Hillis and Sheryl Handler to turn Hillis's doctoral work at MIT on massively parallel computing architectures into a commercial product called the Connection Machine. The company moved in 1984 from Waltham to Kendall Square in Cambridge, Massachusetts, close to the MIT AI Lab and Thinking Machines' competitor Kendall Square Research. Besides Kendall Square Research, Thinking Machines' competitors included MasPar, which made a computer similar to the CM-2, and Meiko, whose CS-2 was similar to the CM-5. The company filed for bankruptcy in 1994, with its hardware and parallel computing software divisions eventually acquired by Sun Microsystems.

"We're building a machine that will be proud of us." – Thinking Machines' motto

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... Park, the character Dennis Nedry refers to networking "eight Connection Machines", indicating that the computers that run the fictional park are supplied by the Thinking Machines ... The narrator actually mentions "Thinking Machines supercomputers" in a video that explains the process of cloning dinosaurs ... Connection Machines (non-functioning dummies) are visible in the control-room of the park as well ...

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