IBM 360/195 (1971).

Console of an IBM computer from 1971 - not really for music studio, but cool history vintage photograph of an early mainframe huge computer.

A 5mb hard disk in 1956... weighed over a ton.

The first hard drive was made by IBM in 1956 and was called IBM Model 350 Disk File. The first-generation storage unit was huge, with a cabinet the size of a cupboard that held 50 disks and held an impressive of data.

The IBM AN/FSQ-7 was by far the largest computer ever built, and is expected to hold that record. It consisted of two complete Whirlwind II computers installed in a 4-story building (1970s).

IBM was by far the largest computer ever built, and is expected to hold that record. It consisted of two complete Whirlwind II computers installed in a building.

Seymour Cray standing next to the core unit of the Cray 1 computer, circa 1974

The first system was installed at Los Alamos National Laboratory in 1976 and it went on to become one of the best known and most successful supercomputers in history.

The world's oldest computer, "The Witch," was recently restored and turned back on in the UK. Here's a photo of some of the original scientists using it in the 1950's.

Two-tonne Witch gets a reboot

The Harwell computer, later known as the Wolverhampton Instrument for Teaching Computing from Harwell (WITCH), or the Harwell Dekatron Computer is turned back on after 61 years.

Cray-1 Supercomputer

We had an old CRAY supercomputer in the lobby of the building that I worked in at Schriever AFB.

The Univac 9400 computer system

Celebs, comics, and—at times—computing itself helped sell the young technology.

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