September 5: Last IBM “Stretch” Computer Shut Down

0n September 5, 1980, The last IBM 7030 “Stretch” mainframe in active use is decommissioned at Brigham Young University. The first Stretch was delivered to Los Alamos National Laboratory in 1961, giving the model almost 20 years of operational service. It was the world’s fastest computer from 1961 to 1964.

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