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The Argus, 3 February, 1953
New York, Monday. A.A.P.
The General Electric Company announced last night it had built a new electronic computer capable of making 100 calculations a second, and containing one of the largest "memories" ever built Into such a device.
The firm said the machine, "OARAC", developed for the Air Force could turn out rapid-
The Air Force will use "OARAC" in working with complex problems of ballistics, aircraft esign and guided missiles.
A typical problem used to test the computer was so complex that 212 eight-
Engineers said an expert mathematicians working with desk calculators eight hours
a ay might be able to reach a solution in about 45 years. "OARAC" has done the job
in about 10 eight-
The name "OARAC" stands for Office of Air Research Automatic Computer.