NORC - Fastest Vacuum Tube Computer Ever Built
Machine Organization Accomplishment | 1954
IBM researcher: Wallace Eckert
Where the work was done: IBM TK
What we accomplished: IBM developed and built the fastest, most powerful electronic computer of its time - the Naval Ordnance Research Computer (NORC) - for the U.S. Navy Bureau of Ordnance. The NORC was the most powerful computer of its day, and its multiplication unit remains the fastest ever built with vacuum tube technology.
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