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Stretch console

This is the maintenance console of IBM's Stretch...

This is the maintenance console of IBM's Stretch...
This is the maintenance console of IBM's Stretch, the industry's most powerful computer when first delivered in 1961. Stretch had 150,000 transistors and could perform 100 billion computations a day. Stretch pioneered in various advanced systems concepts, such as look-ahead, overlapping/pipelining of instructions, error-checking and correction, control-program operating systems and the 8-bit byte. (VV3073)

For additional information about the Stretch, visit the IBM 7030 product profile in our online exhibit: