Artifact Details

Title

International Business Machines (IBM) Random Access Method of Accounting and Control (RAMAC) oral history panel

Catalog Number

102657937

Type

Text

Date

2004-10-29

Contributor

Harker, John M. (Jack), Interviewee
Haughton, Kenneth E., Interviewee
Hoagland, Albert S., Interviewee
Porter, James, Moderator
Stevens, Lou, Interviewee

Publisher

Computer History Museum

Place of Publication

Mountain View, California

Identifying Numbers

Other number OHP 092

Extent

p. 30

Description

Panel members were all key participants in the development of the IBM RAMAC 350, the world's first disk drive, and then were involved in the activities to determine what type of disk drives should follow. Many potential development projects depended upon which technology programs were most appropriate - longitudinal or perpendicular recording, the type of magnetic disk surface and diameter of the disks, the kind of recording head method to use, the type of file organization, etc. The pros and cons of conclusions by IBM are reviewed.

Category

Transcription

Subject

Harker, John; Haughton, Kenneth; Hoagland, Albert; Stevens, Lou; Tab cards; IBM 1301; IBM 1311; Johnson, Rey; Stretch; Longitudinal recording; Perpendicular recording; Storage history

Collection Title

Oral Histories Online

Lot Number

X3046.2005