Posted by: Michael Tidmarsh
IBM, This Week in Tech History
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On September 5, 1980, the last IBM 7030 ‘Stretch’ mainframe was decommissioned at Brigham Young University. The stretch was known as the first IBM computer to use transistors instead of vacuum tubes and was the world’s fastest computer from 1961-1964.
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