I guess all of the decision makers who could afford to buy a computer the size of a room got pretty excited when this commercial for the Remington Rand Univac came on their 9 inch television screen.
According to Desert4wd, This is “Sperry Univac – Irvine, CA . (One of ten buildings) and I’m not sure of the correct description of it. In any case it housed programmers, off-line and (online, in house) systems. Cards, disks, tapes and reams of paper.”
A great piece of history. As a kid I dreamed of working in rooms like this.
This is a great commercial for the Sperry Univac BC/7 from 1978. Please wait for the last few seconds — the Sperry logo and audio are worth the wait.
This is weather…
The Univac computer by Remington Rand. Promoted features are the possibility of more accurate weather forecasting, the ability to process over twelve thousand characters per second, make over two thousand mathematical calculations per second, a printer capable of six hundred lines per minute and the system’s ability to check itself for errors.
The general purpose model is shown in this commercial. Three additional models were available: the scientific model, the file model and the punch card model.