Univac - UNIVAC: the troubled life of America’s first computer

Sometimes it really is the hardware.

Presper Eckert and John W.

In the years before successor models of the UNIVAC I appeared, the machine was simply known as "the UNIVAC".

I believe this was issued around 1970.

However, in 1954 IBM introduced its 650 computer, which was a great commercial and technological success, and Remington Rand saw its lead vanish almost overnight.

Large volumes of data could be submitted as input via magnetic tapes created on offline card to tape system and made as output via a separate offline tape to printer system.

Perhaps there was a need for five or six machines in the country, he told associates; no more.

FANG was freely available, first released in 1972, and was used by hundreds of UNIVAC sites.

Sperry Corporation Univac Division Records, 1877

But the consumers observing this election represented an unprecedented generation of early adopters, who watched rather than listened to the race on the radio.

In 1986 as the result of a hostile takeover, it was absorbed by the Burroughs Corporation, which then changed its name to Unisys Corporation.

Presper Eckert and CBS's Walter Cronkite pondering the UNIVAC on election night, 1952.

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Programmers of UNIVAC 1100 mainframes in the 1960s through the mid 1970s exalted in discovering clever ways to squeeze the most out of machines which, by today's standards, would be considered hopelessly slow and univac of memory.
As the first commercial computer system, UNIVAC made a dramatic impression on the American public.

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    On March 31, 1951, the Census Bureau accepted delivery of the first UNIVAC computer. The final cost of constructing the first UNIVAC was close to $1 million. Forty-six UNIVAC computers were built for both government and business uses. Remington Rand became the first American manufacturers of a commercial computer system.
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    The UNIVAC 1100/2200 series is a series of compatible 36-bit computer systems, beginning with the UNIVAC 1107 in 1962, initially made by Sperry Rand.The series continues to be supported today by Unisys Corporation as the ClearPath Dorado Series.
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    The Univac 1 is the first commercial computer to attract widespread public attention. Although manufactured by Remington Rand, the machine was often mistakenly referred to as β€œthe IBM Univac. Univac computers were used in many different applications but utilities, insurance companies and the US military were major customers.
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    The Univac 1004 made things more complicated in two ways. First, you had multiple steps; tabulators did one step per card (more or less). Second, the Univac 1004 had core memory, so characters were moving in and out of user-controlled storage locations, instead of directly from the card to the printer. There's a diagram on page 96 of the manual.
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