Seymour Cray is widely considered to be one of the most brillant computer innovators ever. Although born in Wisconsin, he studied at the University of Minnesota and then cofounded Control Data. While there, he designed Control Data's first supercomputer. He subsequently left Control Data to found Cray Research, which was headquartered in Minnesota during the years in which it was pivotal in the supercomputer industry. Not only did Cray and his company have a huge impact on the worldwide computer industry, the cutting-edge research made possible by Cray supercomputers over the years has transformed many fields of science.
~Ann Calvert, Minneapolis, MN