One of the most revolutionary machines in computer history. The 360 series machines standardised the byte. The System/360 introduced the concept of virtualizing, paged and segmented memory, was the first production machine to use microprogramming, pipelining, and multiprogramming. The 360 series of machines acheived their goal of having a broad range of computers with compatable code. The fastest 360 series computers were over 500 times as powerfull as the slowest. The System/360 was also the worlds first supercomputer.