Geek Fact for June 14th


In 1951, the first commercial computer, UNIVAC 1, entered service at the Census Bureau.

The UNIVAC I used 5,200 vacuum tubes, weighed 29,000 pounds, consumed 125 kilowatts and could perform about 1,905 operations per second.

Learn more at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UNIVAC_I#Major_physical_features

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