Tomorrow’s Design Today…
Airplane design involves a staggering amount of data processingâ€”a seemingly endless number of computations and tests between the drawing board and the production line. Every hour…every day … every week gained here brings the time when the finished plane takes off on its first flight just that much closer. In the aircraft industry, as in many other engineering applications, the Remington Rand ERA 1103 Electronic Computing System has proven how easily it can handle the most difficult research problems. Here are some reasons why leading aircraft builders and other prominent users are counting on the ERA 1103 these days:
Because of its ability to reduce large volumes of data at extremely high speeds, the ERA 1103 is the ideal computing system for scientific applications. Its speed is matched by many other outstanding characteristics: superb operating efficiency, obtained through large storage capacity … great programming versatility… the ability to operate simultaneously with a wide variety of input-output devices … and far greater reliability than any computer in its class. For more information about the ERA 1103, or for information about how you might apply the system to your particular problems, write to …
ELECTRONIC COMPUTER DEPARTMENT, REMINGTON RAND
ROOM 1915, 315 FOURTH AVE., NEW YORK 10
Sylvania & Univac
“Blueprint for Tomorrow”, “Office of the Future”â€”these are phrases used to describe Sylvania’s new Univac Data-Processing Center. For Sylvania is creating, with the Remington Rand Univac, a nerve center for its entire decentralized operations. It is utilizing Univac’s electronic speed and unrivalled accuracy to establish a priceless storehouse of up-to-the-minute management information. This will be available for rapid and truly enlightened management decisions at all levels, and at all locations.
Every alert executive should know the significance of this new step towards automation in business. To get the complete story of Sylvania and Univac, write for EL278, “Is This a Blueprint for Tomorrow’s Offices?” Room 1702, 315 Fourth Avenue, New York 10, N. Y.
Remington Rand Univac
Makers of: Univac I â€¢ Univac II â€¢ Univac Scientific â€¢ Univac File-Computer â€¢ Univac 60 â€¢ Univac 1.20 â€¢ Univac High-Speed Printer
DIVISION OF SPERRY RAND CORPORATION
The RELIABLE Electronic Memory
ERA MAGNETIC DRUM STORAGE SYSTEMS
AUTOMATIC PROCESS CONTROL SYSTEMS
For DIGITAL COMPUTERS
Investigate these ERA Magnetic Drum Storage advantages
â€¢ Proven dependability
â€¢ Large storage capacity
â€¢ Alterable yet non-volatile storage
â€¢ High speed
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Engineering Research Associates
Division of Remington Rand.
1902 West Minnehaha Avenue, Dept. 5-4, St. Paul W4, Minnesota
DIGITAL COMPUTERS . . . DATA-HANDLING SYSTEMS . . . MAGNETIC STORAGE SYSTEMS. . . INSTRUMENTS . . . ANALOG MAGNETIC RECORDING SYSTEMS . . . COMPUTING SERVICE
I think that Mr. Colbert would disagree.
Yesterday… “The Fates” Decided
In the 6th century, B. C, King Croesus of Lydia was told by the Delphic Oracles he could defeat the Persians. Relying on “The Fates” instead of the facts, he took on an enemy he should have known was too strong for him .. .and he was badly beaten. Lack of facts cost him his kingdom and his freedom.
Today… Facts Are What Count
The recent great strides in military science, pure science, commerce, and industry have resulted from modern man’s ability to determine the facts and act accordingly.
Tremendous advances have been made in the past few years in fact-finding machines. Through electronics, great masses of data that would have taken a lifetime to process can now be handled in a few days. Ordinary volumes of work can be done in minutes.
By making “mathematical models” of specific processes, products, or situations, man today can predetermine probable results, minimize risks and costs.
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In the mid 50’s every company on earth made their own computers.
What’s 500 times faster than a sliderule?
Today’s quick answer to mathematical problems for engineers and designers is GEDA â€” the Goodyear Electronic Differential Analyzer. GEDA uses voltages and wave forms to compute in an hour the most complex math problems that would take 500 man-hours or more, using slide rule methodsâ€”acts as an “electrical brain” that can solve any problem from trajectories of space rockets to improvement of workflow through factories.
The newest GEDA, Model L3, is smaller, more compact and easier to operate than other electronic computersâ€”occupies no more space than the average desk. After brief instruction, clerical workers are able to operate GEDA.
3 Important, New Electronic Digital Computers
For Engineering, Science and Business
Entirely new circuit designs have enabled CRC to produce a complete line of relatively small, low cost, highly reliable, digital electronic computers.
They may be purchased outright, or leased with the option to buy. A complete parts and service warranty, including both preventive and special maintenance will be included with lease if desired.
2 Computers? No-Just One
Leading design and research engineers have found that one IDA computer does the work of 2 ordinary computers â€” because of such ahead-of-the-field features as those outlined below:
Interchangeable Set-up Boards: permit problem change-over in minutes; thus IDA is always at work, there’s no lost set-up time!
20 Uncommitted Amplifiers: perform any computing function; and any required scale factor may be used for any number of inputs to any amplifier.
Hold Control: usually found only in most expensive computers, permits introduction of gross non-linearities.
8 Initial Conditions: once fixed, are automatically restored after each solution.
New Extra-Convenient Compactness: with the IDA you can actually sit at your desk while you compute!
Read for yourself the complete story on the truly advanced IDA computer. See how its twofold greater efficiency boosts your owa Just write for Catalog SA. Includes theory, set-up, typical examples.
Distributed Nationally by Burlingome Associates, 103 Lafayette Street, New York 13, N. Y.
IDA is manufactured by COMPUTER CORPORATION of AMERICA
THE NEW LOGRING
Digital Graph Plotter
THE LOGRING DIGITAL GRAPH PLOTTER automatic-
ally plots one variable against another algebraically in incremental steps, in response to electrical impulses. It is ideally adapted for use as a read-out device for electronic digital computers, especially digital differential analyzers, and for use in connection with such problems as aircraft tracking and automatic data reduction.
â€¢ plots at speeds up to 20 steps per second, in incremental steps of 1/64 of an inch.
â€¢ simultaneous movement on both axes in either direction.
â€¢ can be controlled electronically or by external or remote switches or relays.
â€¢ will make several carbon copies or duplicating stencil.
â€¢ instant manual positioning of pen and drum.
â€¢ takes 12″ x 18″ paper or continuous 12″ strip.
Mechanical simplicity ..high reliability ..digital accuracy ..quick pen cartridge change..self-contained power supply.
Additional information supplied on request.
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Not too shabby for $62K in 1952, this thing operates at .12Mhz has roughly 2K of memory and each tape holds around 360K.
Plus for all you case modders, it already comes with 200 glowing tubes. Try to beat that with your little LEDs.
ANNOUNCING A GENERAL PURPOSE DIGITAL COMPUTER
to meet all your
complete with tape drive and typewriter
Available 120 days*
ELECOM 110 — SPECIFICATIONS
MEMORY—magnetic drum, 512 word capacity. WORD LENGTH—30 binary digits and sign.
ARITHMETIC OPERATIONS—Addition; Subtraction; Multiplication (with round-off); multiplication (complete product); Division (with round-off); division (with remainder).
LOGICAL OPERATIONS— extraction; shift right; shift left; tally; overflow branch; conditional transfer of control (branch); halt; input and output operations.
This machine was also known as the UNIVAC 1103
ANOTHER REMINGTON RAND ELECTRONIC DEVELOPMENT
Remington Rand introduces the ERA 1103 general-purpose computer system
ADVANCED LOGICAL AND ENGINEERING FEATURES
â– ACCOMMODATES WIDE OPTION OP DIRECT INPUT-OUTPUT DEVICES
Punched-card equipment Communications circuits Punched-paper and magnetic tapes Process-actuating mechanisms High-speed printers Graphic visual displays
â– FLEXIBLE DATA REPRESENTATION
Alphabetic and numeric data in any code
â– INHERENT HIGH SPEED AND LARGE CAPACITY
Coordinated electrostatic and magnetic drum storage Magnetic tape storage
â– EFFICIENT, VERSATILE PROGRAMMING
Powerful instruction repertoire Flexible two-address logic
â– UNEXCELLED RELIABILITY
Components of service-proved design Preventive diagnostic features Integral air conditioning
â– LOW DATA-PROCESSING COST
For complete information about the application of the ERA 1103 to your problems, write on your business letterhead to Room 1734, 315 Fourth Ave., New York 10.