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IBM Stretch Collection

IBM Stretch

The IBM Stretch Archive is a collection of materials, primarily documents, relating to the IBM 7030 ("Stretch") computer project from 1955 to 1961. The IBM Model 7030 was one of the world's first supercomputers. Stretch incorporated a dazzling array of technical breakthroughs and was the fastest computer in the world for several years. It is considered a critical milestone in IBM history.

 

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    George Grover speaks with an audience member
    Computer History Museum
    Still Image, 2002-09-28
    102634547
    Final loading of the Aldermaston Stretch System ("K2") in New York
    International Business Machines (IBM)
    Still Image
    102635792
    Stretch system assembly line
    International Business Machines (IBM)
    Still Image
    102635780
    Engineers debugging part of Stretch
    International Business Machines (IBM)
    Still Image
    102635785
    Stretch course attendees?
    Still Image, 1959
    102634118
    Stretch Reunion attendees get acquainted
    Computer History Museum
    Still Image, 2002-09-28
    102634548
    Stretch cabling
    International Business Machines (IBM)
    Still Image
    102635781
    Sorting Stretch cables
    International Business Machines (IBM)
    Still Image
    102635786
    Notice board to the Reunion
    Computer History Museum
    Still Image, 2002-09-28
    102634549
    Part of Stretch wiring
    International Business Machines (IBM)
    Still Image
    102635782
    Final preparation for shipment
    International Business Machines (IBM)
    Still Image
    102635787
    Stretch core memory group
    Computer History Museum
    Still Image, 2002-09-28
    102634545
    Stretch being loaded on Seaboard World Airlines
    International Business Machines (IBM)
    Still Image
    102635790
    Typical Stretch system
    Still Image, 1959 ca.
    102634331
    Stretch cabinet
    International Business Machines (IBM)
    Still Image
    102635783
    Stretch's IBM Type 353 10MB Disk Drive Unit, exterior view
    International Business Machines (IBM)
    Still Image
    102635788
    IBM 7030 "The Stretch" ca. 1961
    Still Image
    102630725_[1]
    Tractor tape cartridge from the NASA Stretch, codenamed Harvest
    Computer History Museum
    Still Image, 2002-09-28
    102634546
    Stretch's IBM Type 353 10MB Disk Drive Unit, interior view
    International Business Machines (IBM)
    Still Image
    102635789
    Night loading of the "K2" Stretch in New York
    International Business Machines (IBM)
    Still Image
    102635791