Supercomputer Pioneer David R. Miller Dies at 82
In 1957, Mr. Miller joined Colorado Research Corporation as head of the computer laboratory. In 1959, he founded Comcor Inc., a manufacturer of large-scale analog and hybrid computers. Comcor grew to become the world’s second largest supplier of these types of computers and the company was sold to Astrodata, a
Denelcor installed its computer systems for the National Security Agency, the Department of Energy’s Los Alamos National Laboratory and Argonne National Laboratory, the Army’s Ballistics Research Laboratory at the Aberdeen Proving Grounds in
Mr. Miller left the full time management of Denelcor in 1981 to become active in venture capital, becoming one of the five founding general partners of the Columbine Venture Fund. Since 1985 Mr. Miller has engaged in teaching and consulting.
Mr. Miller was a member of the Society for Computer Simulation and served for a time as president of that group. During the period of his technical involvement, Mr. Miller authored many technical papers and often appeared as a speaker at conferences and symposia. He held two U. S. patents and is a former member of the
He enjoyed classical music, the mountains, and deep-sea fishing. He loved his family.