[RndTbl] How much did one second of computer time cost in 1975?
scott at 100percenthelpdesk.com
Tue Oct 26 06:20:40 CDT 2021
I remember in 1987 being told it was nanosecond billing, not per second
for TSO services with IBM here. But I don't know the rate.
On 2021-10-25 20:56, Brian Lowe wrote:
> Hello all,
> Today with multi-core CPUs running at gigahertz speeds attached to
> of RAM and terabytes of disc space, we're well used to running programs
> require what would be enormous resources back when mainframes ruled the
> My question is "how much did one second of computer time cost in 1975?"
> assumes the program in question is being run on a mainframe from IBM or
> any of
> the other manufacturers of the day. Of course, there are a lot of
> factors to
> consider: leasing costs, staffing, power and cooling, if the system
> could run
> more than one program simultaneously, and how computer time was charged
> to the users.
> I'm interested to know if anyone on this list has had experience with
> sort of system accounting, and if they can recall some numbers.
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