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System architecture was documented in the 305 RAMAC Manual of Operatio...

wikipedia - 13 Sep 2016
System architecture was documented in the 305 RAMAC Manual of Operation. The 305 was a character-oriented variable "word" length decimal (BCD) computer with a drum memory rotating at 6000 RPM that held 3200 alphanumeric characters. A core memory buffer of 100 characters was used for temporary storage during data transfers.
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MoMA: Thinking Machines as Art

PCMag - 31 Jan 2018
A couple of weeks ago, I had the opportunity to join my friends in the New York CTO Club for a tour of a new exhibit entitled "Thinking Machines: Art and Design in the Computer Age, 1959-1989." In this exhibit, curators have juxtaposed early computers ...
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Meet 100-year-old Emil Hopner, Nazi escape artist

The Mercury News - 29 Dec 2017
Heidi and Emil Hopner were married in 1945, moved to Canada in 1951 and arrived in Los Gatos in 1956, when Hopner went to work at IBM's Almaden Research Center and the Advanced Systems Development Division. He worked on a computer developed at Almaden ...
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Correction: Alum Rock applicant's law firm

The Mercury News - 10 Jan 2018
Correction: Emil Hopner, Nazi hunter and computer scientist. January 10, 2018, 12:46 pm. An article posted on Dec. 29 misidentified some of the work done in IBM's San Jose Almaden Research Center in the mid-1950s. A group at that center designed the ...
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Correction: Emil Hopner, Nazi hunter and computer scientist

The Mercury News - 10 Jan 2018
An article posted on Dec. 29 misidentified some of the work done in IBM's San Jose Almaden Research Center in the mid-1950s. A group at that center designed the IBM 305 RAMAC, the first computer to incorporate a disk drive for data storage. Emil Hopner ...
ibm 305 ramac

A New Show at MOMA Explores the Ghosts in Our Machines

Village Voice - 02 Dec 2017
Begin with a trio of white, salmon, and yellow IBM punch cards from 1956, each with its own grid of numbers and an esoteric pattern of rectangular punch-outs — secret messages from the payroll or inventory departments. Nearby, an “IBM 305 RAMAC ...
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CW@50: Data storage goes from $1M to 2 cents per gigabyte (+video)

Computerworld - 23 Mar 2017
Johnson sent down an edict: Storage for IBM's mainframes would be on spinning platters. So his team set about building the IBM 350 Disk Storage Unit -- the world's first hard drive. Created as high-speed storage for the IBM 305 RAMAC system, the IBM ...
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Tech Time Warp of the Week: The World's First Hard Drive, 1956

Wired - 03 Jan 2014
This seminal hard drive was part of a larger machine known as the IBM 305 RAMAC, short for "Random Access Method of Accounting and Control," and in the classic promotional video below, you can see the thing in action during its glory days. Better yet ...
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Visualizing the Trillion-Fold Increase in Computing Power

Visual Capitalist (blog) - 05 Nov 2017
On July 20, 1969, millions of people received an inspirational jolt from watching two brave astronauts take humankind's first steps on the moon. Rightly so, those astronauts, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, are now household names to many – however ...
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South Africa's first computers

MyBroadband - 27 Jul 2015
South Africa has a rich computing history, with some of the first machines in the country dating back to 1921 when tabulating equipment from the Computing-Tabulating-Recording Company – IBM's predecessor – was used in SA. The next milestone for South ...
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Random Music News for Wednesday, September 13, 2017

A Journal of Musical Things (blog) - 13 Sep 2017
On this day in 1956, the IBM 305 RAMAC computer was introduced, the first machine with a hard disk drive. It had a storage capacity of 5MB(!!!) and was leased to clients for $3200 a month (more than $30,000 in today's cash.) And now, the music news for ...
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Tech Tuesday: 1956 Hard Disk Drive vs. 2013 Flash Drive

SpaceCoastDaily.com - 18 Jun 2013
ABOVE VIDEO: IBM 305 RAMAC. IBM introduces its 305 RAMAC and 650 RAMAC machines. The first to use a magnetic hard disk for data storage, RAMAC technology becomes an industry standard. The storage capacity of the 305's 50 two-foot-wide disks amounts to ...
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Is This the First Time Anyone Printed, 'Garbage In, Garbage Out'?

Atlas Obscura - 14 Mar 2016
Though much about the IBM 305 RAMAC was beautiful—one part was a tall cylinder full of huge spinning ochre discs—it spoke a crude machine dialect, nothing like higher-level programming languages of today, or even ones available a few years later. In ...
ibm 305 ramac

The Storage Engine

Forbes - 18 Mar 2016
An engine is a machine with moving parts that converts power into motion. Hard disk drives are a storage engine with moving parts and electronics that converts motion into information. At the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California a group ...

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