UNIVAC MAGNETIC TAPE (Jun, 1953)
Wow, this baby can hold over 120 bytes per inch!
UNIVAC MAGNETIC TAPE
saves 90% In storage and handling over punched cards
Remington Rand Univac Electronic Computers Now Make Available…
Reels of magnetic tape are utilized with remington rand electronic computer systems solving intricate computations for business, for industry, for science, for government. They operate at speeds that put facts at management’s fingertips with breathtaking rapidity. They give management today data which it formerly had to wait months to obtain.
Amazing Computer Called MRS (Dec, 1958)
Wow! This was a stunningly advanced computer for the time. I think it would give HAL a run for his money.
A temperamental MRS computer doesn’t always follow instructionsâ€”and self-programs a surprise that only another computer could understand
By Hugh B. Brous, JR.
FIRST OFF, let me tell you that the MRS is no off-the-shelf commercial computer. MRS stands for Multipurpose Research System, and we designed and built the whole works ourselves at the Research Institute. Consequently, we can blame only ourselves for the design features that led to all the troubles. Everyone on the staff still feels that the basic concepts are sound but we unanimously agree that some changes will have to be made before MRS can be a dependable computer system.
MRS is a well-built hunk of hardware with just about everything a computerman could want. She’s got microprograming, built-in compiling routines, half a billion words of high-speed memory, a basic pulse rate of a micromicrosecond, and fantastically fast input-output scanners that work with a whole printed page at a time.