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IBM Celebrates 50 Years Since Its First System 360 Was Unveiled
2014-04-07 12:20:37

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While Apple’s iPhone is refreshed yearly, and a new desktop or laptop computer system is seemingly introduced every week, IBM’s System 360 reached a true milestone on Monday. It was 50 years ago, on April 7, 1964 that the first System 360 mainframe computer was unveiled. This system was most notable in that it featured upgradable processors that still kept using the same code and peripherals from earlier models. “The mainframe...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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