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Windows 7: Photos: Looking back to the birth of the IBM mainframe

10 Apr 2014   #1

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1 Pro
 
 
Photos: Looking back to the birth of the IBM mainframe

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It's 50 years since IBM launched the first System/360 mainframe.

The S/360 is feted as the grandfather of modern computing. It introduced processing techniques that would become commonplace, such as lookahead pipelining, branch prediction, multitasking, memory protection and generalised interrupts. It's a reminder that many architectural tricks used inside chips today date back to before man landed on the moon.
Photos: Looking back to the birth of the IBM mainframe - TechRepublic


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13 Apr 2014   #2

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

I wonder if those things on a rack are disks or tapes?
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14 Apr 2014   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HoneycombAG View Post
I wonder if those things on a rack are disks or tapes?

Hmm...I can see red reels mounted on the tape decks in both pictures so I'll hazard a guess and say that they're tapes.

I was going to say that there are a lot of tapes on that rack, but then I looked over at my shelves stacked with data CDs and floppy disks (!) and decided to remain silent.
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