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Bloch studied electrical engineering at ETH Zurich and received his bachelor of science in electrical engineering from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Bloch joined IBM in 1952. He was engineering manager of lBM's STRETCH supercomputer system and director of several research sites during his career.
In 2002, he was made a Fellow of the Computer History Museum "for engineering management of the IBM Stretch supercomputer, and of the Solid Logic Technology used in the IBM System/360, which revolutionized the computer industry."
- Noxon, Bill (April 24, 2002). Erich Bloch Honored with Vannevar Bush Award for Long-Running Contributions to S&T.
- "Erich Bloch". Computer History Museum. Retrieved 2013-05-23.
- Erich Bloch profile via Washington Advisory Group
- Erich Bloch profile via IEEE
- Erich Bloch profile via IBM
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