Universal Automatic Computer (UNIVAC)

UNIVAC (Universal Automatic Computer) was the first commercially general purpose electronic computer. John Eckert and John Mauchly at the Moore School of Engineering, Pennsylvania developed it in 1951. It was used for the analysis of 1952 Presidential Election in the United States. It was 8 feet high, 15 feet long and weighed 5 tons. It contained 5600 tubes, 18000 crystal diodes, and 300 relays. A magnetic tape was used for data input and output.


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