Sunday, November 22, 2015

After 50 years ...


Another giant of the computing industry just died, Gene Amdahl, the architect of IBM's System/360, the most successful mainframe in history, passed away at 92. In looking at his singular accomplishments, the one thing that stands out is the fact his code is still being used after 50 years, something simply unheard of in the age of the digital computer.










Had to show another System/360, this one @ NASA, used to crunch data for Apollo missions.

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