IBM 7074 and then some: "Systems we love" conference
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Mon Jan 23 13:16:02 CST 2017
On 01/23/2017 11:00 AM, Steven Maresca wrote:
> Just wanted to share an excerpted story just sent to me by a
> colleague, regarding an IBM 7074 supplying data to Java middleware,
> ultimately feeding a modern webapp stack:
The 7074 was referred to as a "supercomputer". Can any decimal machine
really bear that title?
The USAF used 7080s well into the 1980s--another decimal system. One of
the the reasons for doing so was a system implemented in 7080 COBOL with
miles and miles of undocumented Autocoder patches. No one person had
a full grasp of the resulting system and its nuances.
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