Jul 24, 2007
Welcome to Show 093! This week's topic: The IBM System/360!
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A very interesting piece of history - an article describing the design motivations behind one of the most successful computer architectures ever - the System/360. (PDF format...)
Want to convert from your old system to the System/360? Of course you do! And this IBM color flip book from the 1960s will show you how...link courtesy of the Computer History Museum (PDF format...)
Why did some mainframes use a 36-bit word length? Wikipedia will tell you!
Want to emulate a mainframe on your PC? No, I'm not kidding. Have a look at Hercules...
If you want to be in the System/360 "in crowd", you're going to need a IBM System/360 reference card (a.k.a. the "green card")!
Want to just read about the IBM System/360? Here's the Wikipedia page, and here's a history page with other info...
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