IBM System /360

IBM System /360

1964: IBM Introduces the System/360 Family of Business Mainframe Computers
IBM announced their System/360 family of computers on April 7, 1964, although it was a couple years more before the system was widely available. The S/360 family consisted of six compatible computers and forty peripherals in contrast to earlier IBM computers that lost their compatibility when a new model was released. The System/360 became a mainstay of business computing for many years with IBM fulfilling orders of 1000 systems per month.

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