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Brooks joined IBM in 1956, working in Poughkeepsie[?] and Yorktown, New York State. He worked on the architecture of the Stretch (a $10m scientific supercomputer for the Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory) and Harvest computers and then was manager for the development of the System/360 family of computers and the OS/360 software they ran.
Brooks later wrote of the development process for OS/360 in The Mythical Man-Month: Essays in Software Engineering,(1975).
In 1965, Brooks left IBM to found the Department of Computer Science at the University of North Carolina[?] at Chapel Hill and chaired it for 20 years.