The Connection Machine
Thinking Machines Corp founded 1983 to supply connectionist computers for AI.
In practise, their Connection Machine series was used largely for scientific computing.
CM-2 launched 1986:
- SIMD architecture, bit-serial PE like DAP.
- Up to 65536 PEs connected on a hypercube network.
- Floating point coprocessors could give peak performance 28 GFLOPS.
Programmed initially in *LISP, then C*. By 1990 there was a CM Fortran compiler.