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© 2005 IBM Corporation

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IBM NORC - 1954

Naval Ordnance Research Calculator(NORC) -- for several years considered                                                         built by IBM in the early-1950s and                                                          formally delivered to the U.S. Navy on                                                       December 2, 1954. Capable of executing                                                   15,000 complete arithmetic calculations                                                     Watson Scientific Computing Laboratory                                                             at Columbia University in New York City

With its unsurpassed speed and reliability, NORC handled such problems as intricate ballistic computations that involved billions of multiplications, divisions, additions and subtractions.

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