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April 7, 1964: IBM Bets Big on System/360

By John | April 7, 2008

April 7, 1964: IBM Bets Big on System/360

IMHO, I think it was actually the 370 line that really changed the game. 360 was just a computer, and 370 was a virtual computer. The difference created almost everything we do today.

IBM, I really do love you guys even though I rag on you from time to time.

Here is a good link on the history of MVS

Topics: ibm | 2 Comments »

2 Responses to “April 7, 1964: IBM Bets Big on System/360”

  1. shmukler Says:
    April 7th, 2008 at 9:39 am

    VM on IBM/370 was just a software [albeit with hardware designed to make the software simple].

    The author is talking about 360 series being the FIRST machine commercially adopted making computers MAINSTREAM and creating an overnight standard of sorts.

    It is a valid point.

  2. John Says:
    April 7th, 2008 at 9:52 am

    In 1972, IBM announced System/370 hardware, which contained dynamic address translation, known as the DAT box, and provided virtual storage capability.

    I agree 360 was very important in the history of computing. I guess I am partial because 370 is where I cut my teeth.