IBM UK 866 Rutherford Laboratory Central Computer System

IBM UK 866 Rutherford Laboratory Central Computer System

Description
These two blue punch cards have four square corners (none truncated). They are job statement cards for the Rutherford Central Computer System 195. The cards have space for information about a job name, job number, user's identity code, programmer's name, and job parameters.
Established in 1958, the Rutherford HIgh Energy Laboratory of Britain's National Institute for Research in Nuclear Science was a center for computing in Britain. It installed one IBM 360/195 mainframe computer in 1971, and a second in 1976. These computers ran until 1982.
A mark on the cards at the top right reads: SCIENCE RESEARCH COUNCIL. A mark on the bottom edge reads: IBM UNITED KINGDOM LIMITED. Another mark there reads: 866-23042.
Reference:
See www.chilton-computing.org.uk/ca/technology/s360_195/p007.htm.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1971-1982
maker
IBM
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: .1 cm x 19 cm x 8.4 cm; 1/32 in x 7 15/32 in x 3 5/16 in
ID Number
1996.0142.31
catalog number
1996.0142.31
accession number
1996.0142
Credit Line
Gift of Douglas W. Jones
subject
Mathematics
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Data Source
National Museum of American History

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