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John Cocke, the father of RISC said the 6600 influenced him most. Many of the RISC ideas were in the 6600 or 7600. The basic notion was putting the control complexity in the compiler and building hardware so that all functional units could operate in parallel.
The idea of multi-threading a single processor with independent processor states was first used in the ten 6600 Peripheral Processing Units. It ran 10 concurrent 12 bit computers on a time-share basis with 51 bits of state in the processor going through a single hardware interpreter each minor cycle of 100 nanoseconds. The effect was to operate at 5-10 mips.
He established vectors as an architecture component.
His influence may continue beyond his death with SRC as it attempts to build the world’s largest flat memory smP using Intel microprocessors.