IBM360

Gigantic components of IBM 360.

IBM NORC

IBM NORC my memo regarding supercomputer. text from wikipedia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IBM_NORC The IBM Naval Ordnance Research Calculator (NORC) was a one-of-a-kind first-generation (vacuum tube) electronic computer built by IBM for the United States Navy’s Bureau of Ordnance. It went into service in December 1954 and was likely the most powerful computer at the time. The Naval [...]

POWER2

The POWER2, originally named RIOS2, is a microprocessor designed by IBM that implemented the POWER instruction set architecture. The POWER2 was the successor of the POWER1, debuting in September 1993 within IBM’s RS/6000 systems. When introduced, the POWER2 was the fastest microprocessor, surpassing the Alpha 21064. When the Alpha 21064A was introduced in 1993, the [...]

OS/360

text from wikipedia. OS/360 OS/360, officially known as IBM System/360 Operating System,[1][2] was a batch processing operating system developed by IBM for their then-new System/360 mainframe computer, announced in 1964; it was heavily influenced by the earlier IBSYS/IBJOB and Input/Output Control System (IOCS) packages. It was among the earliest operating systems to make direct access [...]