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Fifty Years of Technology
1965 to 2016

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There is no simple way to describe the technology changes of the last fifty years.  This is a skeleton of the variety that I have encountered, used, and contributed to over those years.
 
Year(s) Venue Machine(s) Language / Tools Data Media Edit Style Operating System Network
1965 Stevens Institute IBM 1620
Model 1
Fortran II
Autocoder Assembly
Decimal Machine Code
80-col. cards Keypunch
IBM 026
(none) (none)
Downstate Medical IBM 1410 Autocoder Assembly
1966 NY Port Authority IBM 7044 Fortran IV (none) Online terminal
IBM 1050
IBM M44/44X Multipoint
134.5 bps
M.I.T.
Computation Center
IBM 7094
Special
Michigan Algorithm Decoder
(MAD)
(none) Online terminal
IBM 2741
MIT CTSS Serial
134.5 bps
IBM System/360
Model 65
Fortran IV
S/360 Assembler
IBM PL/1
80-col. cards
1/2" tape
IBM 2311 disk
Keypunch
IBM 029
OS/360-PCP (none)
1967–1968 IBM System/360
Model 40
Model 20
OS/360 Job Control
S/360 Assembler
OS/360-PCP
ASP/360
(none)
1968–1971 IBM Cambridge
Scientific Center
IBM System/360
Model 67
S/360 Assembler
IBM PL/1
IBM 2314 disk Online terminal
IBM 2741
CP-67/CMS Serial
134.5 bps
IBM 1130
Model 4
IBM 1130 Assembler IBM 2310 disk (none) BSC Serial
2400 bps
1971–1976 CP-67/CMS
Development
IBM System/360
Model 67
S/360 Assembler
IBM PL/1
IBM 2301 drum
IBM 2314 disk
Online terminal
IBM 2741
IBM 3270
CP-67/CMS  
Serial
134.5 bps
Coaxial
1.5 Mbps
IBM VM/370
Development
IBM System/370
Model 145-II
S/370 Assembler IBM 2305 drum
IBM 3330 disk
IBM 3340 disk
VM/370-CMS
1976–1978 Digital Equipment
Distributed Systems
DEC PDP-11 Macro-11 Assembly DEC RK05 disk
DEC RP06 disk
Online terminal
DEC VT-52
RSX-11M
RSX-11D
RS-232
SDLC 9600 bps
1978–1985 Cambridge
Telecommunications
IBM System/370
Magnuson M-80
Amdahl
S/370 Assembly Winchester disk Online terminal
IBM 3270
VM/370-CMS Coaxial @ 1.5 Mbps
RS-232 @ 300-19.2 Kb
V.35 - Bell 303 @ 56 Kb
GTE Telenet
Communications
IBM 3704/3705 IBM 3705 Assembly (none) IBM 3704/5
EP, DMEP
1985–1989 Prime Computer Prime 50-Series EMACS PEEL (SMD / SCSI) Online terminal
Prime PT200
PRIMOS TwinAx
PrimeNet
Apple Macintosh MacDraw 3.5" Floppy
SCSI HDD
Display
Keyboard
Mouse
MacOS AppleTalk
230.4 Kbps
IBM PC/XT Borland Pascal 5.25" Floppy
IDE HDD
Display
Keyboard
Mouse
PC-DOS
Windows 3.0
Ethernet
5/10 Mbps
1990–1993 Ungermann-Bass IBM PC/AT
IBM PS/2
Intel X86 Pascal
MS PowerPoint
Lotus 1-2-3
3.5" Floppy
IDE HDD
Display
Keyboard
Mouse
PC-DOS - OS/2
MS Windows
Ethernet
Token Ring
FDDI
RS-485
1994–1997 Augment Systems Apple Macintosh Motorola 680x0
C - Assembler
3.5" Floppy
Iomega ZIP-100
3.5" M-O
(Magneto-Optical)
SCSI HDD
Display
Keyboard
Mouse
MacOS 7.x, 8.0
NetWare 3.0
AppleTalk
Ethernet
10Base2
Apple PowerMac IBM PowerPC
C - Assembler
Ethernet
10Base5
FC-AL @ 1 Gb
Radius Skylab Motorola 680x0
C - Assembler
3.5" M-O
SCSI HDD
RAID-3 Array
VRTXsa FibreChannel
FC-AL @ 1 Gb
IBM PC compatible Borland C
MS-Office
3.5" Floppy
Iomega ZIP-100
NetWare
MS Windows
MS WindowsNT
Ethernet
10Base2
FC-AL @ 1 Gb
1998–1999 VideoServer
Connections
IBM PC compatible C - X86 Assembler
MS-Office
3.5" Floppy
CD-R
Display
Keyboard
Mouse
MS WindowsNT Ethernet
ISDN BRI, PRI
8x8 VCP ASIC C - Assembler
PC Cross-Compile
EEPROM n/a (none) 4x ISDN BRI
384 Kbps
1999–2000 NorthStar
Internetworking
PC Compatible C - HTML - ClearCase
Lotus Notes
MS-Office
3.5" Floppy
IDE HDD
PCMCIA Flash
Display
Keyboard
Mouse
WindowsNT, VMWare
RedHat Linux
Ethernet
Internet TCP/IP
CompactPCI
Intel x86
C - Linux shell PCMCIA Flash RedHat Linux 5.2 Digital T1
48-ch @ 56 Kb
Hammer
Technology
PC Compatible C - ClearCase
Lotus Notes
MS-Office
3.5" Floppy
IDE HDD
Display
Keyboard
Mouse
WindowsNT Ethernet
Internet
CompactPCI
PowerPC
C - Assembler
C-5 microcode
PC Cross-Compile
-?- VxWorks Digital OC-48
2.5 Gb
2000–2003 Vividon
StarBAK
Communications
IBM PC Compatible
Dell x86 servers
C - x86 Assembler
CVS - HTML
IDE HDD
SCSI HDD
CFFS+ Filesystem
Display
Keyboard
Mouse
RedHat Linux
XOK/ExOS µkernel
OpenBSD Linux
10/100BaseT TCP/UDP
Internet TCP/IP
Cisco WCCPv2
2003–2004 Katana Technology
Virtual Iron
Dell PC desktop
Dell x86 servers
C - x86 Assembler IDE HDD
SCSI HDD
Display
Keyboard
Mouse
Katana Microkernel
OpenBSD Linux
100BaseT Ethernet
Infiniband @ 12 Gb
2004–2010 Crossbeam
Systems
IBM PC Compatible C - x86 Assembler
CVS - GNU Make
IDE HDD
NFS
Display
Keyboard
Mouse
RedHat Linux 10/100BaseT Ethernet
Crossbeam C-Series
gateway
C-Series Linux
Intel x86
10/100BaseT Ethernet
Crossbeam X-Series
Network module
Cavium Octeon™ SDK
EZchip™ µcode
IDE HDD on CPM Desktop PC
Cross-compile
Octeon™ Linux
EZDriver SDK
10/100/1000 Ethernet
X-Series backplane
Crossbeam X-Series
APM - CPM modules
RedHat x86_64 Linux
CVS - GNU Make
IDE HDD on CPM Desktop PC
Cross-compile
RedHat x86 Linux
RedHat x86_64 Linux
X-Series backplane
6 Gb/s mesh
2011 SafeNet
(Gemalto)
StorageSecure™ NAS
Dual Freescale MP
Freescale Multicore
C - Assembler
SmartCard I/O
(none?) Desktop PC
Cross-compile
SafeNet Proprietary 10/100/1000 Ethernet
2011–2012 Symmetric
Computing
Symmetric Duo™
Symmetric Trio™
C - x86_64 Assembler
OpenSuSE Linux - CVS
MS-Windows Server
SATA/SAS HDD
Linux ext2/ext3
Display
Keyboard
Mouse
Symmetric DSMP™
OpenSuSE Linux
Infiniband @ 40 Gb
10/100/1000 Ethernet
2012 VideoIQ Rialto™ A4
R-Series™ 1U
TI-8168 ARM
Marvell ARM
C - C++ - JNI
Linux shell
Subversion
NAND Flash
SATA HDD
PC Ubuntu Linux
Cross-compile
TI Davinci SDK
Embedded Linux
10/100BaseT Ethernet
NTSC/PAL Video
Digital I/O
2013–2015 Affirmed
Networks
Mobile Content Cloud™
ATCA x86_64
x86_64 blades
C, C++, Perl, Python, git
shell, protobuf, VMware
SATA HDD Desktop PC
Windows - VCS
x86_64 Linux
Embedded cluster
10/100/1000 Ethernet
BGP, MPLS, TCP/IP
2015–2016 Avigilon Atomic™ ES-HD
Rialto™ A4/I4
R-Series™ 1U
C, C++, HTML, Java
Mercurial, Subversion
Yocto/bitbake
VirtualBox VMs
NAND Flash
SATA HDD/SSD
PC Windows-7
PC Ubuntu Linux
Windows Server2000
Embedded Linux
ARM, Intel BayTrail™
10/100/1000 Ethernet
POE 100BaseT
RTSP, TCP/UDP
Digital I/O

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This page last updated 19-Mar-2016

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