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The UNIVAC Computer History and Development

John Presper Eckert and John Mauchly s UNIVAC was a direct competitor with IBM s computing equipment for the business market The speed with which UNIVAC s magnetic tape could input data was faster than IBM s punch card technology but it was not until the presidential election of 1952 that the public accepted the UNIVAC s abilities …

Magnetic tape Wikipedia

Magnetic tape is a medium for magnetic recording made of a thin magnetizable coating on a long narrow strip of plastic film It was developed in Germany in 1928 based on magnetic wire recording Devices that record and playback audio and video using magnetic tape are tape recorders and video tape recorders respectively A device that stores computer data on magnetic tape is known as …

IBM Statistics Facts Statista

 · IBM the common name of International Business Machines Corporation is one of the largest technology and consulting companies in the world employing around 366 …

Facts About Magnetism for Kids

Fun Facts about Magnetism for Kids The Earth is a very big magnet Its North and South poles are highly magnetic The Earth s magnetic force is not very strong The magnets on your refrigerator have more magnetic force A collapsed star known as a neutron star has the strongest magnetic force of any object in the universe …

Michael Faraday Biography Inventions Facts Britannica

In 1820 Michael Faraday produced the first known compounds of carbon and chlorine In 1825 he isolated and described benzene What s more in 1821 he invented the first electric motor and in the early 1830s he discovered a way to convert mechanical energy into electricity on a large scale creating the first electric generator …

1956 First commercial hard disk drive shipped The

More Information The First Disk Drive RAMAC 350 Revolution Exhibit Computer History Museum 2011 Hoagland Albert S IBM 350 RAMAC CHM Storage SIG Research Notes March 1 2013 Hoagland Albert S Magnetic disk storage a personal memoir Computer History Museum Collection Artifact 102716418 2011 Magnetic Head Development specifications of key IBM models …

IBM s Invention of the First Personal Computer

 · IBM had been observing the growing personal computer market for some time They had already made one dismal attempt to crack the market with their IBM 5100 At one point IBM considered buying the fledgling game company Atari to commandeer Atari s …

IBM Research Makes World s Smallest Movie Using Atoms

IBM scientists precisely positioned almost 10 000 atoms into nearly 250 images to create the Guinness certified World s Smallest Stop Motion Film The movie called A Boy and His Atom was created using the Nobel prize winning scanning tunneling microscope weighing 2 tons and operating at a temperature of 268 degrees Celsius …

The Role of IBM in the History of Computers

This chapter in the History of Modern Computers finally brings us to a famous name most of you will have heard of IBM stands for International Business Machines the largest computer company in the world today IBM has been responsible for numerous inventions having to do with computers …

Interesting Facts The Maglev Train

Interesting Facts The United States had and still has an interest in Japan s expertise on making a Maglev Train on the American soil In 2010 the U S and Japan had a deal set up that would start the project of a Maglev Train that would link two Florida cities Tampa to Orlando …

IBM Founding History Products Britannica

A timeline history of the IBM Typewriter with old ads to show what the machines looked like Click on the thumbnail to see an enlargement of that ad …

Magnetic Core Memory Engineering and Technology History

The component was the first magnetic core memory and helped the Whirlwind compute at an impressive speed This month marks the 50th anniversary of this momentous event which changed computer history Why was the magnetic core memory so significant An IEEE Milestone nomination underscores the reason …

IBM Trivia History And Things You Didn t Know Thrillist

20 Things You Didn t Know About IBM Inventor Herman Hollerith started it as the Tabulating Machine Company in 1896 and incorporated the name Computing Tabulating Recording Company …

Magnetic stripe card Wikipedia

Magnetic storage was known from World War II and computer data storage in the 1950s In 1969 Forrest Parry an IBM engineer had the idea of securing a piece of magnetic tape the predominant storage medium at the time to a plastic card base He became frustrated because every adhesive he tried produced unacceptable results …

IBM 5100 Wikipedia

The IBM 5100 Portable Computer is a portable computer one of the first introduced in September 1975 six years before the IBM Personal Computer It was the evolution of a prototype called the SCAMP Special Computer APL Machine Portable that was developed at the IBM Palo Alto Scientific Center in 1973 In January 1978 IBM announced the IBM 5110 its larger cousin and in February 1980 IBM …

IBM Archives 650 Chronology

650 Chronology A brief history of the IBM 650 Some of the early design of components and the development of the concepts which led to the IBM 650 Magnetic Drum Data Processing Machine began in the late 1940s …

The IBM 650 Magnetic Drum Calculator Columbia University

The IBM 650 Magnetic Drum Data Processing Machine was announced 2 July 1953 as the Magnetic Drum Calculator or MDC but not delivered until December 1954 same time as the NORC Principal designer Frank Hamilton who had also designed ASCC and SSEC Two IBM 650s were installed at IBM Watson Scientific Computing Laboratory at Columbia University 612 West 116th Street beginning …

Timeline of IBM History ThoughtCo

 · Timeline of IBM History A timeline of the major achievements of IBM Share Flipboard Email Print History Culture Inventions Invention Timelines In 1953 the IBM 650 Magnetic Drum Calculator electronic computer and the IBM 702 were built The IBM 650 becomes a best seller 1954 IBM 704 In 1954 the IBM 704 was built the 704 computer …

Punched card Wikipedia

 · IBM the common name of International Business Machines Corporation is one of the largest technology and consulting companies in the world employing around 366 …

IBM Archives IBM 650 IBM WWW Page

In the early 1950s IBM began moving rapidly into the new world of electronic data processing While the famous 700 series of IBM computers was being developed at the company s Poughkeepsie N Y facility IBM s upstate Endicott N Y laboratory was making its own important contribution to information technology history with an advanced machine that in the late 1950s was called the …

History of IBM Timeline and Facts TheStreet

 · History of IBM Timeline and Facts You may not have thought about IBM in years but the company probably invented half the technology that got you to work today Author …

1956 First commercial hard disk drive shipped The

In 1954 Reynold Johnson assembled a team at the IBM R D Laboratory at 99 Notre Dame Ave San Jose California charged with developing fast mass storage systems to replace punched cards and magnetic tape in accounting and inventory control applications …

The rise and fall of the credit card magnetic stripe

 · More than four decades after its creation the credit card magnetic stripe has revolutionized the way we make purchases and share personal information Before it goes the way of the dodo we look back at its history …

Magnetic Tape Complete History of the Magnetic Tape

Magnetic Tape The magnetic tape is the oldest memory media for computers still in use today A tape was used for the first time to record data in 1951 in the Mauchly Eckert UNIVAC I computer and still in use today as a cheap and reusable archive media As one of the possible beginnings of the story of the magnetic recording happened on September 8th 1888 when in the article Some …

IBM Archives IBM typewriter milestones

1964 The IBM Magnetic Tape Selectric Typewriter is announced The MT ST is capable of producing error free typing at speeds of 150 words per minute wpm 1966 The IBM Selectric Composer and Magnetic Tape Selectric Composer are introduced 1967 IBM introduces in April the Model D Executive Typewriter and the IBM Model D Standard Typewriter the …

2nd Generation A Computer History

 · IBM the common name of International Business Machines Corporation is one of the largest technology and consulting companies in the world employing around 366 …

Memory Storage Timeline of Computer History Computer

Magnetic tape allows for inexpensive mass storage of information and is a key part of the computer revolution The IBM 726 was an early and important practical high speed magnetic tape system for electronic computers …

IBM Invention Archive International Business Machines

 · That thin black magnetic stripe on the back of credit and bank cards as well as many transit passes drivers licenses and more had its origins in an IBM lab …

 

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