Details about IBM's early 'scientific' computers

Pete Lancashire pete at
Mon Nov 13 14:57:13 CST 2017

What are you looking for ?

Have you checked bitsavers

and the subdirectory

for the 7094 there is even more detail


On Mon, Nov 13, 2017 at 11:23 AM, Noel Chiappa via cctalk <
cctalk at> wrote:

> So, I was trying to find info about the early IBM 709/7090/7094 computers,
> but
> when I went to what is supposedly the authoritative work on these computers
> (among others):
>   Charles J. Bashe, Lyle R. Johnson, John H. Palmer, Emerson W. Pugh,
>     "IBM's Early Computers", MIT Press, Cambridge, 1986
> I discovered there was very little technical detail about these machines
> there.
> Is there any other printed thing (yes, I know a few Web pages have some
> content) that anyone knows of that covers them in more detail? (I have a
> 709/7090/7094 programming thing coming, but that won't cover the internal
> engineering.)
> Yes, I know, I could look at the engineering manuals, but I was hoping for
> something in between them and Bashe et al.
>           Noel

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