The Role of IBM in Starting up Computing in the Nordic Countries

  • Hans E. Andersin
Conference paper
Part of the IFIP International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT, volume 174)


This paper explores the role of early IBM strategies such as installing “computing work horses” at various customer and own sites for shared use. It did this by making available a “super computer” at the Northern Europe University Computing Center, by making available programming languages and application programs to the computing community, and, not least, by conducting courses in state-of-the-art equipment and computing methods. The paper covers the time up to the advent of the IBM System 360 in 1964.


IBM scientific computing data processing competition Nordic countries 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hans E. Andersin
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  1. 1.Helsinki University of TechnologyHelsinki

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