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System 360

From Computers to Computer Systems

The impact of the IBM ® System/360 was felt the world over. The machine not only handled the workloads of hundreds of disparate industries, but also sparked innovation everywhere it was used. It enabled banks to complete online transactions in real time; it guided mankind to the moon; and its innovative emulator capability allowed the new mainframe to run programs from earlier systems. Upon its release, the IBM System/360 was one of the most advanced, powerful and widely sought-after computing systems in the world.