The Kentucky Register


PUBLISHED QUARTERLY BY THE UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY COMPUTING CENTER

JANUARY 1967 VOL 3, ISSUE 3

INSTALLATION OF THE SYSTEM/360

The University of Kentucky has ordered an IBM System/360 Model 50 which is approximately two to three times as powerful as the present IBM 7040. The 360 will be located in the old post office area and will be installed when the space is renovated. Delivery and installation are dependent upon the speed of renovation.

The components of the first stage delivery will include the 360 processor and storage (265K), four 2311 disk units, five magnetic tape units, a high speed card read-punch (1000/300), and two teleprocessing typewriter terminals. The disk units will allow the application of new techniques in direct access storage methods, and the teleprocessing terminals will permit the experimentation with use of a computer from remote locations.

The IBM 7040 computer will remain at the University during stage I and will be removed at the beginning of stage II, approximately four months after initial delivery. The IBM 1410 computer will remain until approximately the summer of 1968. Stage II equipment includes a second printer, two additional disk units, a data cell storage unit, two cathode ray display units and a high speed computing interface (2701). The data cell will allow up to 400 million characters of information to be quickly accessible to the computer. The cathode ray display units permit rapid retrieval of "pages" of information on a TV type tube, and the 2701 interface makes possible the linking together of the central system with satellite computers over telephone lines.


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