Fifty years ago, IBM placed a big bet on the future of computing when it introduced System/360, the first integrated family of computers aimed at both scientific and business uses. In the subsequent years, the mainframe helped to transform industries and society. It was instrumental in the modernization of banking, retail, government, manufacturing and other activities. While only a few people actually touched a mainframe computer, it touches nearly everybody’s life in some way–from your ATM machine to your doctor’s office.
IBM will officially celebrate the introduction of the mainframe with its Mainframe50 global event starting at 2:00 p.m. US Eastern Time today. At the event, IBM will look at what new innovations are coming to the mainframe, real-world stories from mainframe users and officially announce the winner of the Global Master the Mainframe competition.
View the livestream video and Tweet to #Mainframe50.