This Day in History: November 16
November 16, 1922
IBM System 360 Designer Amdahl Born
IBM System/360 hardware designer Gene Amdahl is born in Flandreau, South Dakota. The System/360 marked IBM’s transition from discrete transistors to integrated circuits, as well as its move to a focus on electronic computer systems rather than punch card equipment. Amdahl went on from IBM to found his own company, Amdahl Computer Corp., which was very successful in making the first IBM-compatible mainframe systems.