San Jose in Santa Clara County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
International Business Machines : RAMAC
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Mechanical Engineering Landmark
1956 – San Jose, California
Development of the disk drive was pioneered by a small group of IBM Engineers in San Jose.
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers – 1984
Erected by City of San Jose.
Location. 37° 20.154′ N, 121° 53.746′ W. Marker is in San Jose, California, in Santa Clara County. Marker is on Notre Dame Avenue near West St. John Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 94 Notre Dame Avenue, San Jose CA 95113, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Luis María Peralta Adobe (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Thomas Fallon House (about 400 feet away); The Juan Bautista de Anza Trail (about 500 feet away); Hotel De Anza (about 600 feet away); College of Notre Dame (about 600 feet away); Captain Thomas Fallon (about 600 feet away); Pellier Park (about 700 feet away); a different marker also named Pellier Park (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Jose.
Also see . . .
1. "Rey Johnson: A Full life, A Fuller Future”. An article by William D. Blankenship, published on pp. 40-41 of the June 1971 edition of Think, the IBM employee publication. (Submitted on April 25, 2010.)
2. Biography of Reynold Johnson. In late 1955, Johnson and his team presented the first-ever working hard drive to IBM management. The RAMAC (Random Access Method of Accounting Control) was very large, weighing in at one ton. (Submitted on April 25, 2010.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 8, 2019. This page originally submitted on April 25, 2010, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,144 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 25, 2010, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.