Artifact Details

Title

The Title Plant Operating System

Catalog Number

500001035

Type

Text

Date

2007-04

Contributor

Koory, Jerry, Author

Publisher

Computer History Museum

Identifying Numbers

Other number doc-4b96ad8752b8a Deprecated ITCHP Number

Extent

6 p.

Format

PDF

Description

Jerry Koory describes how PRC (Planning Research Corporation) entered into a contract to automate the index to microfilm title records for a consortium of small title companies. The objective was to replace the index system stored on millions of punched cards with an IBM System/360, Model 30 with data cell drives. The project ran into difficulty because of because the volume of data was too great to be handled efficiently by the System/360 Model 30 with the data cells and then compounded by delays in the delivery of the computer. Though creative redesign of the information flow, Koory and his colleagues were able to manage the processing of the large volume of data and once the IBM System/360, Model 30 was delivered almost a year late, the project was successfully implemented and ran continuously for many years.

Subject

IBM data cell drives; IBM System 360/30; Keypunch cards; PRC (Planning Research Corporation)

Collection Title

Information Technology Corporate Histories Collection

Credit

Courtesy of Jerry Koory

Lot Number

R0370.2017