Message from discussion System/360--50 years--the future?
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From: Dave Pitts <dpi...@cozx.com>
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On 10/08/2012 05:14 PM, hanco...@bbs.cpcn.com wrote:
> On Oct 8, 8:32 am, Walter Bushell<pr...@panix.com> wrote:
>>> As to the 1401, there were people in the 1970s who felt it was a very
>>> adequate machine and would've continued using them if IBM kept making
>>> them. 1401 emulation continued well into the 1990s. (Don't know
>>> about 7090).
>> I think probably nearly all the programs from the 7090 went over to
>> the 360 or specifically scientifically oriented processors.
> I was wondering how long such users retained 7090 emulation. I don't
> personally know of any shops that formerly had a 7090. Heck, even the
> large shops I know of today started out small. It was only after the
> S/370 era began that they deeloped complex online applications.
I think that many 7090/7094 shops went to CDC. Most all ran Fortran programs and
didn't want less floating point precision than the 360 had.
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