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Second Generation Mainframes: The IBM 7000 Series

Second Generation Mainframes: The IBM 7000 Series (PDF ebook – 1st edition)

By Kaisler, Stephen H.
Edited by None

Second Generation Mainframes: The IBM 7000 Series describes IBM's second generation of mainframe computers which introduced new technology, new peripherals and advanced software. These systems were continuations of the instruction sets of the IBM 700 series with significant enhan...cements, but supported upwards compatibility that preserved customers' investment in the earlier series. The use of magnetic cores, fast magnetic tapes and disks, and transistors yielded computation speeds that opened new domains for computation. Programming languages continued to be developed and enhanced, and new ones were developed for specific domains, such as SNOBOL, COBOL, and Macro Assemblers. Robust subroutine libraries for mathematical applications appeared. New operating systems provided many capabilities to programmers for data management and file systems, limited multiprocessing, timesharing, programming language support, and better error handling and control of peripherals. Early concepts in persistent file systems on magnetic disks were developed that changed the nature of job processing. The IBM 7000 series led the way in many innovative concepts that helped to establish IBM as the foremost manufacturer of computer systems. However, the diversity of the models put significant strain on IBM's financial resources and development teams, which ultimately led to OBM's development of the System/360 family of machines.
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ISBN 9781527535428
Published 4 Jun 2019
Publisher Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Available in PDF format
Software Adobe Ebook Compatible Devices
Language en

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ISBN-13 9781527535428
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Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Imprint Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Released 4 Jun 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format PDF ebook – 1st edition
Edition 1st
Author(s) By Kaisler, Stephen H.
Edited by None
Category Computing and Information Technology
Mainframes & Minicomputers
Operating Systems & Graphical User Interfaces (Guis)
Computer Programming
Number of Pages 393
Dimensions Not specified
Dewey Code 004.165
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience