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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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  • Result 241-260 of about 952
    Time clock
    Text, Nov. 2, 1956
    High speed arithmetic in a parallel device
    Text, Feb. 11, 1957
    Figure eight type sense winding
    Text, Aug. 30, 1957
    Review of plans for Exchange
    Text, Jan. 2, 1957
    8-Neighbor sum
    International Business Machines Corporation (IBM)
    Text, Oct. 9, 1957
    Intra-communication of the Link system
    Text, Aug. 16, 1956
    Split memory cycles
    Text, May 10, 1957
    Documentation of instruction set
    International Business Machines Corporation (IBM)
    Text, Mar. 10, 1960
    Early block diagram of Stretch system
    Text, Nov. 1960
    Summary of 7030 instruction execution
    Text, Oct. 1960
    The Stretch virtual memory concept and timing simulation program
    International Business Machines Corporation. Product Planning Division (IBM)
    Text, June 12, 1959
    Sigma simulation on the 704
    International Business Machines Corporation. Product Planning Division (IBM)
    Text, Feb. 24, 1958
    Engineering seminar
    Text, Mar. 28, 1958
    Concept of a virtual memory
    Text, [Apr. 1958]