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This tiny memory chip could hold up to 64,000 individual pieces of information and was used in the IBM 8100 Information System.

This tiny memory chip could hold up to 64,000 individual pieces of information and was used in the IBM 8100 Information System.

This tiny memory chip could hold up to 64,000 individual pieces of information and was used in the IBM 8100 Information System.
This tiny memory chip could hold up to 64,000 individual pieces of information and was used in the IBM 8100 Information System. The chip represented leading-edge technology in 1978 and was the densest ever produced by IBM at the time. By storing as many as 64,000 bits of information -- roughly equivalent to 1,000 eight-letter words -- the chip provided dense main memory at low cost. The 64K chip was developed at IBM's General Technology Division laboratory near Burlington, Vermont, and was manufactured at both Burlington and an IBM facility in Sindelfingen, Germany. (VV2136)