1966 - Arrival of the first System/360 in Australia
Date added: 16 Jun 2011
Arrival of the first IBM System/360 in Australia in 1966. Thomas Watson Jr. made the biggest bet of his career with the System/360 family of computers, which ushered in an era of computer compatibility. Based on semiconductor chips, it dominated the industry for 20 years. With two years and $5 billion to develop - the equivalent of more than $30 billion today - System/360 remains one of the largest privately financed commercial projects ever.