IBM System 360 Core Storage
This is not the oldest core storage in the museum, but it is the best documented.
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A close-up of a 3 wire core storage plane.
A whole core plane.
A page from an IBM manual.
This is a Basic Operation Memory unit in the museum.
The other side of the BOM.
A close-up of the edge of the BOM.
A gate in a core storage unit.
512KBytes of storage.
I hold in my hand ...
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