"On This Date in History" Calendar
1964: IBM Introduced the System/360
7 April 1964: IBM introduced the System/360 mainframe computer system family.
It was the first family of computers designed to cover the complete range of applications, from small to large, both commercial and scientific. The design made a clear distinction between architecture and implementation, allowing IBM to release a suite of compatible designs at different prices.
See the IBM Press Release via the link below.
Photo is of the IBM System/360 Model 30 at the Computer History Museum. Photo info: "IBM System360 Model 30" by Dave Ross - Flickr: IBM System/360 Model 30. Licensed under CC BY 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons - http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:IBM_System360_Model_30.jpg#/media/File:IBM_System360_Model_30.jpg