The Resource Memories that shaped an industry : decisions leading to IBM system/360, Emerson W. Pugh

Memories that shaped an industry : decisions leading to IBM system/360, Emerson W. Pugh

Label
Memories that shaped an industry : decisions leading to IBM system/360
Title
Memories that shaped an industry
Title remainder
decisions leading to IBM system/360
Statement of responsibility
Emerson W. Pugh
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Development of ferrite core memory technology during the 1950s was probably the most important innovation that made stored-program computers a commercial reality. IBM's leadership in this development made possible the introduction in 1964 of the IBM System/360, which was so widely copied that it became a standard for electronic stored-program computers that have become so much a part of American life. This book provides a rare and candid glimpse into the innovations as well as the immense risks and imprecisions sometimes involved in technical decision making. It identifies the basic characteristics of technology management that the author believes accounted for IBM's success during this period, and gives a balanced view of the contributions by talented scientists and engineers both within and outside the company. The book chronicles a twenty-five-year period during which IBM evolved from the position of leading supplier of electromechanical punched-card equipment to dominance in the field of electronic computers. It describes IBM's response to the postwar challenge of electronics, its highly successful cooperative effort with MIT on an automated air defense system, the introduction of commercial ferrite core memories, developments and decisions leading to System/360, and the manufacturing problems posed by System/360's success. - Publisher
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Pugh, Emerson W
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QA76.8.I1015
LC item number
P83 1984
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • IBM computers
  • IBM 360 (Computer)
  • Computer industry
  • Computer industry
  • IBM 360 (Computer)
  • IBM computers
  • Computers
  • IBM 360
  • IBM
  • Computer
  • IBM 360
  • Computer
  • IBM 360
  • IBM
  • United States
Label
Memories that shaped an industry : decisions leading to IBM system/360, Emerson W. Pugh
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. [265]-300
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Postwar challenge -- Searching for memory -- Memory from whirlwind -- Project SAGE -- Commercial ferrite core memories -- Project Stretch -- Road to system/360 -- System/360 memories -- Managing technological change
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 323 pages
Isbn
9780262160940
Lccn
83018787
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)9918912
Label
Memories that shaped an industry : decisions leading to IBM system/360, Emerson W. Pugh
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. [265]-300
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Postwar challenge -- Searching for memory -- Memory from whirlwind -- Project SAGE -- Commercial ferrite core memories -- Project Stretch -- Road to system/360 -- System/360 memories -- Managing technological change
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 323 pages
Isbn
9780262160940
Lccn
83018787
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)9918912

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