Monday, May 21, 2012

Computer History Museum | Exhibits | This Day in History: May 21

According to Turing's Cathedral, the IBM 701, announced on this day in 1952, was an unacknowledged clone of work led by John von Neumann's team at the IAS during 1947 - 1951
"IBM announced its 701 machine and by doing so emphasized its commitment to innovation in electronic computing. The company's first computer designed for scientific computations. The IBM 701 had an electrostatic storage tube memory and kept information on magnetic tape. The company eventually sold 19 of the machines -- more than expected -- to the government and large companies and universities for complex research."
Computer History Museum | Exhibits | This Day in History: May 21
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