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Issue No. 01 - January (2010 vol. 32)
ISSN: 1058-6180
pp: 4-9
Frederick P. Brooks, Jr. , University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
ABSTRACT
<p>IBM's Project Stretch (1955&#x2013;1961) lost the company some $35 million big 1960 dollars. Yet the project, a bold adventure into transistorized computers, drove into existence new technologies in circuits, packaging, memory, and I/O upon which IBM built its successful second-generation computer product lines. The architectural, instruction-pipelining, arithmetic, and software innovations were crucial for IBM's third-generation System/360 product family and even for its later RISC innovation.</p>
INDEX TERMS
Stretch computers, high-performance computing, transistorized computers
CITATION
Frederick P. Brooks, Jr., "Stretch-ing Is Great Exercise— It Gets You in Shape to Win", IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, vol. 32, no. , pp. 4-9, January 2010, doi:10.1109/MAHC.2010.26
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