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ICs, Microprocessors & Memories

Significant Machines

Minicomputers

Supercomputers

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System/360 computer system, 1965
Credit: IBM Archives

1960s - 1980s

By the 1960s computers were becoming common in many different environments. Large businesses used mainframes for data processing, while smaller businesses, universities, and factories used minicomputers. Demanding scientific users spared no expense to get the fastest ‘supercomputers’ optimized for solving complex mathematical problems.

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