Censorship and old less

Liam Proven lproven at gmail.com
Fri Nov 9 12:23:20 UTC 2018

On Fri, 9 Nov 2018 at 10:54, Peter <petergoggin at bigpond.com> wrote:
> First programs were written in autocode for a computer using valves with an average up time of two hours, then the establishment purchased an IBM mainframe called Stretch which was the only true scientific computer made by IBM.

Ooh, an IBM 7030! Nice!

The first IBM supercomputer, the first IBM transistor computer, and
the first computer to use instruction pipelining, prefetch,
speculative execution, branch prediction and recovery, memory
interleaving, multiprogramming, memory protection -- all standard
techniques in PC processors since the Pentium and almost all computers

Roughly an order of magnitude quicker than any other computer in its
day, and roughly an order of magnitude more RAM.

Even so, they only sold 9, I believe, and it was considered a failure.
History sort of proved them wrong there.



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