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Issue No. 04 - October-December (2004 vol. 26)
ISSN: 1058-6180
pp: 20-34
George T. Gray , Georgia Technology Authority
Ronald Q. Smith , Unisys Corporation
ABSTRACT
Sperry Rand Corporation was formed in 1955 by the merger of Remington Rand and Sperry Gyroscope. Remington Rand was an early entrant in the computer industry through its acquisitions of Engineering Research Associates and Eckert-Mauchly Computer Corporation. This article describes the major vacuum tube computers and the supporting software developed by Sperry Rand during the later 1950s.
INDEX TERMS
core memory, UNIVAC, magnetic amplifiers, index registers, drum memory, magnetic tape, buffered input/output, assemblers, compilers
CITATION
George T. Gray, Ronald Q. Smith, "Sperry Rand's First Generation Computers, 1955-1960: Hardware and Software", IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, vol. 26, no. , pp. 20-34, October-December 2004, doi:10.1109/MAHC.2004.34
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