Photograph of a computer diagram entitled "Fig. 5 Stretch computer - units and data flow". Block diagram shows the data flow path for the IBM 7030 computer, also known as the 'Stretch' computer. The IBM 7030, installed in 1961 at Los Alamos, was IBM's first attempt at building a supercomputer and was the fastest computer in the world from 1961 until 1964.

This is one of a set of photographs showing computers, computer components, computer structure diagrams and computer programmimg instructions, probably used as aids in teaching computing subjects. The diagrams and instructions relate to several pioneer models and systems of stored program computers dating back as far as the 1950s and including CSIRAC (originally known as CSIR Mark 1), Cirrus, Atlas, IBM System/360 , CDC 6600 System, and Illiac IV.

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Block diagram showing the data flow path for the IBM 7030 computer.

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Black and white photographic print of a computer programming diagram.

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