Lexikon's History of Computing

EARLY LARGE COMPUTERS
Requiring 800 Square Feet or More

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COMPUTER NAME

SQUARE FOOTAGE

DATE

SAGE

20,000

1963

Whirlwind

3,300

1949

ALWAC (Germany)

3,248

1953

TAC (Japan)

2,300

1954

Bell Computer, Model V

1,600

1947

ORACLE

1,500

1953

MSAC

1,400

1954

UNIVAC

1,200

1951

Burroughs Lab Computer

1,200

1951

EDVAC

1,200

1952

IBM EDPM 704

1,200

1955

ENIAC

Over 1,000

1947

CUBA Computer (France)

1,000

1954

Datamatic 1000

?

1955

References:

Information derived in part from an early U.S. Government report on digital computers.

Measurements may vary depending on whether all or some of the components

and peripherals are included. Most numbers above refer to complete systems.

See also: Subject Index to Photos

See also Giant Computers Before 1956

 

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