IBM 7094 Computer – console

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Date Introduced
1962
Photographer
Richards, Mark
Dimensions
49 x 60 x 41 1/2 in.
Manufacturer
International Business Machines Corporation (IBM)
Copyright Owner
© Mark Richards
Location
United States
Keywords
Engineering; Scientific applications; US Air Force; supercomputer
Object ID
X837.87
Speed
250,000 fixed-point adds per sec
Memory Type
Core
Memory Size
32KW
Memory Width
36-bit
Cost
Approx. $3,000,000 – 3,500,000

The 7094 was a popular and powerful scientific computer of the early 1960s. NASA used it to control Mercury and Gemini space flights. The US Air Force retired its last 7094 from the Ballistic Missile Early Warning System in the 1980s.