Interested in UNIVAC 9000 Series (and IBM 360)
elson at pico-systems.com
Sat Nov 19 14:38:51 CST 2016
On 11/19/2016 01:00 PM, Noel Chiappa wrote:
> > From: William Degnan
> > for all that I have read about the actual use of the /20 that was not
> > what it was for. IBM used the /20's as a smart terminal and that kind
> > of thing. The thing in between the mainframe and something else
> > operating in a remote location, and so on.
> When I was working at IBM Bermuda (as sort of an intern), they used a 360/20
> as their main service bureau machine. (I'm pretty sure it was a /20, and not a
> /30.) It had a card reader/punch, 4 (IIRC) tape drives, and a 1403 printer.
The /20 was very limited, and not a general purpose 360.
There was also the 360/22 and 360/25 that were variants of
the /30 model. One was cheaper, one was a little faster.
But, if they were doing mostly RPG work, then a /20 could do
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