IBM 7074 and then some: "Systems we love" conference

oharamj at oharamj at
Mon Jan 23 16:05:31 CST 2017

Oh, no.  Of course not.  Perish the thought.

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From: Toby Thain
Sent: Monday, January 23, 2017 12:45 PM
To: cctalk at
Subject: Re: IBM 7074 and then some: "Systems we love" conference

On 2017-01-23 5:16 PM, Chuck Guzis wrote:
> 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.

Thank God this could not happen today!

> --Chuck

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