UNIVAC


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UNIVACUniversal Automatic Computer (first mainframe computer for general business use; designed by Mauchly and Eckert)
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UNIVAC, with its mercury-filled main memory tank (pictured at right) was the first to store programs and data on tapes instead of punch cards, inaugurating decades of fear that our computers would somehow lose our data-something that (irrationally) caused less anxiety when information was stored on perishable paper punch cards.
Compared to the massive UNIVAC 1, the 650 could actually fit in one room.
Mauchly and Eckert wrote the 12-page document to explain how the UNIVAC had evolved from the earlier ENIAC and EDVAC (illustrated above).
Back in the days of the UNIVAC, buildings professionals didn't have to worry about anyone making off with their valuable computer hardware.
What started in 1952, when a UNIVAC computer printout showed Dwight Eisenhower beating Adlai Stevenson at 8:30 p.
One of the most dramatic events to shape public opinion about computers was the use of the UNIVAC I to predict the 1952 presidential election.
The case materials were computerized by Berven and Scofield (1980) by means of a BASIC program written for the UNIVAC 1110 mainframe computer (Berven & Scofield, 1980).
George resided in Stamford CT with his family during his tenure at UNIVAC.
And UNIVAC forced us to give them a false read backward, basically false We did it all in memory.
In 1949 she joined the Eckert-Mauchly Computer Corporation as a senior mathematician; that fledgling company was involved with the building of the first UNIVAC.
1951 The UNIVAC (Universal Automatic Computer) becomes the first commercially available computer.