Date: Mon, 13 Jun 2011 11:57:46 -0500
Reply-To: Joe Matise <snoopy369@GMAIL.COM>
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From: Joe Matise <snoopy369@GMAIL.COM>
Subject: Re: Historical note - Univac 1
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Just what I was thinking...
Though technically they had around 2MB capacity, 1.44MB was their formatted
capacity. There were some fun lawsuits that involved a payout of about
$1.50 if you were in the class a few decades ago related to that...
On Mon, Jun 13, 2011 at 11:55 AM, Kirby, Ted <email@example.com> wrote:
> So the 3.5-inch floppy disk had slightly more capacity than the first
> mainframe computer tape (1.44 MB vs. 1.4 MB).
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> From: SAS(r) Discussion [mailto:SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU] On Behalf Of
> Hoyle, Larry
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> Subject: Historical note - Univac 1
> Tomorrow, June 14, 2011, is the 60th anniversary of the dedication of
> the first commercial computer purchased (Univac 1, purchased by the U.S.
> Census Bureau).
> Univac 1 used magnetic tape with a capacity of 1.4 MB
> A recent SAS installation depot we downloaded required weighed in at 22
> GB (24,055,939,072 bytes). By my calculations, SAS could have been
> delivered on a minimum of 16,387 Univac tapes . ;>)
> Larry Hoyle
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