Re: [midatlanticretro] IBM 360 Model 40
- I have a name and phone number of a gentleman who worked with these
systems, unsure what he has on hand. If you have any questions for
me to relay, let me know.
At Monday, 13 November 2006, you wrote:
>B Degnan wrote:-- E N D --
>> Hi - Anyone familiar with the IBM 360 Model 40?
>Software, yes. Hardware, no. Why? Did you find a S/360?
>If so, I'm *jealous*.
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- B Degnan wrote:
> I have a name and phone number of a gentleman who worked with theseSome of the people I run into at work here on site at IBM Poughkeepsie,
> systems, unsure what he has on hand. If you have any questions for
> me to relay, let me know.
where many of the machines were made, were (surprisingly) around when
those machines were being made. I don't know of anyone who actually
still has any gear, though.
- Bill and all,
According to "IBM Colossus in Transition" by Robert Sobel, the 360/40 was the first 360 model shipped in April, 1965. They were a medium size machine for the time (the model 30 was intended to replace the 1401 and larger models were introduced later). Here's a link to this IBM Archives entry for the 360/40 http://www-03.ibm.com/ibm/history/exhibits/mainframe/mainframe_PP2040.html.
As part of our collection, a 360/40 would be a fabulous centerpiece of "large computers". I would consider it a static exhibit regardless of what Shridar might say. If we could get a complete 360/40 installation including DASD and a couple tape units, it would be worth doing a fund raising drive to rent a truck large enough to go get it and build a suitable place to exhibit it.
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From: B Degnan <billdeg@...>
Sent: Monday, November 13, 2006 3:40:06 PM
Subject: [midatlanticretro] IBM 360 Model 40
Hi - Anyone familiar with the IBM 360 Model 40?
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