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Sep 11 2012   2:20PM GMT

This week in tech history: Stretch computer

Michael Tidmarsh Michael Tidmarsh Profile: Michael Tidmarsh

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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.

Each Tuesday, the ITKE team will take you back in time, as we take a look at the events that have changed technology history. Have a tip for us? Email mtidmarsh@techtarget.com or find us on Twitter (@ITKE).

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