UNIVAC 1105The UNIVAC 1105 was a followon computer to the UNIVAC 1103A introduced by Sperry Rand in September, 1958.
The UNIVAC 1105 had either 8,192 or 12,288 words of 36 bit magnetic core memory, in two or three banks of 4,096 words each. Magnetic drum memory provided either 16,384 or 32,768 words, in one or two drums with 16,384 words each. Sixteen to twenty four UNISERVO II tape drives were connected, with a maximum capacity (not counting block overhead) of 1,200,000 words per tape.
Floating point numbers had a 1 bit sign, an 8 bit characteristic, and a 27 bit mantissa.
Instructions had a 6 bit operation code and two 15-bit operand addresses.
The UNIVAC 1105 used 21 types of vacuum tubes, 11 types of diodes, 10 types of transistors, and 3 types of cores.
A complete UNIVAC 1105 computer system required 160 Kw of power (175 KVA, 0.9 power factor) and an air conditioning unit for cooling input water with at least 35 tons capacity. The computer system weighed 63,753 lbs (floor loading 47 lbs/sq ft) and required a room 49 ft x 64 ft x 10 ft. The floor space for the computer was approximately 3,752 sq ft. The power, refrigeration and equipment room was approximately 2,450 sq ft.
Cost, price and rental rates
Basic system, consisting of $1,932,000 $33,060
8,192 words Magnetic Core,
16,384 words Magnetic Drum,
Central Processor, Peripheral
Control, and 16 UNISERVO II
4,096 Magnetic Core $195,000 $ 4,500
16,384 Magnetic Drum 60,000 1,500
Floating Point 65,000 1,545
Uniservo II 20,000 450
Card In-Output 55,000 1,310
High Speed Printer 185,000 3,300