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As laboratory tool

Léon Bollée's Arithmographe

As laboratory tool

In July 1973, IBM introduced a new model of the System/7 which made the low-cost computer even better suited to handle a broad range of laboratory automation tasks. For example, the highly reliable system could be used in laboratories, such as the one shown in this contemporary publicity shot, to automate blood analysis as well as spectrometry and chromatography applications. The new model’s expanded memory -- up to 65,536 words -- enabled users to run either several small applications or a single large one without the need for a host computer.