IBM introduced the System/360 Model 20 (IBM 2020 processor) in November 1964 as part of the company's roll-out of the revolutionary System/360 family. The computer family initially included 19 combinations of graduated speed and memory capacity in its central processors and incorporated more than 40 types of peripheral equipment. The new system won immediate and wide acceptance by customers all over the world, as evident in this photograph.
IBM Japan's Chidoricho plant had begun manufacturing the Model 20 in 1966, with production shifting to the new Fujisawa plant a year later. Over the next few years, Fujisawa built the Model 20 for customers both in Japan and abroad. Seen here is a Model 20 about to be loaded aboard a Pan Am jet freighter bound for Buenos Aires, Argentina. The first System/360 in that South American country was delivered to Banco Central de la Republic Argentina in 1966. (VV2260)