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..and thus the mainframe industry was pushed forward.

My first in-depth experience with mainframes was at a company where they managed what would now be called a data warehouse. They had 4 TB of DASD spread across seven Sys370-compatible systems from IBM, Amdahl, and Hitachi.

I was the wise guy 20-something kid who was trying to integrate Sun UNIX systems into the environment. In those days IBM had just introduced something called CLIO which rode on a bus-and-tag connection between the Sun servers and the mainframe and purported to provide channel-level IO (hence the name). It worked, but it was slow.

I'm amazed to think that the storage and computing power of that room could fit on your desk now.
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