Issue No. 01 - January (2010 vol. 32)
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Frederick P. Brooks , University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
IBM's Project Stretch (1955-1961) 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.
IBM computers, pipeline processing, reduced instruction set computing
F. P. Brooks, "Stretch-ing Is Great Exercise— It Gets You in Shape to Win," in IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, vol. 32, no. 1, pp. 4-9, 2010.