73 books — 1 voter
Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “IBM's 360 and Early 370 Systems” as Want to Read:
IBM's 360 and Early 370 Systems
No new product offering has had greater impact on the computer industrythan the IBM System/360. IBM's 360 and Early 370 Systems describes the creation ofthis remarkable system and the developments it spawned, including its successor, System/370. The authors tell how System/360's widely-copied architecture came intobeing and how IBM failed in an effort to replace it ten ...more
Hardcover, 884 pages
Published January 4th 1991 by MIT Press (MA)
To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
Start your review of IBM's 360 and Early 370 Systems
IBMs 360 and Early 370 Systems by Emerson W. Pugh, Lyle R. Johnson, and John H. Palmer is a feat of immense scholarship. Unfortunately, they got the title wrong. It should be: A Strongly Internalist Corporate History of IBM During the System/360 Years, an approach perhaps not surprising since all three authors are former IBM employees. I came to the book with a background in computer hardware architecture and operating system design and, while there is not a frightening lack of technical ...more
Solid book on the history of computing- the technical details of this thorough book are in interesting counterpoint to the discussions of the personalities involved in the development of the IBM 370. I love the discussions of how the scientists and engineers solved problems associated with developing one of the most important lines of early computers. The very nature of those early designs make them particularly accessible to people interested in how computers work- the photos and figures (many ...more
Emerson W. Pugh (born 1 May 1929) is an American research engineer and scientist, whose career at US corporation IBM spanned several decades and resulted in significant technological advances. He was a leader in magnetic and computer memory technologies and author of several books, including college-level physics textbooks and the history of IBM. He is a fellow of the American Physical Society and ...more
There is nothing like reading a history or biography book and being so completely transported to another time and place that you find...
67 likes · 25 comments