IBM

1960's IBM SAGE AD

"Freeing Mans Mind To Shape The Future"

The SAGE System Cold War Computing

The SAGE (Semi-Automatic Ground Environment) The United States Air Force worlds largest computer of it's time.

On Guard

by IBM Corporation, Military Products Division


Publication date ca. 1956

Usage Public Domain

Topics Cold War, Electronics, Computers: History

Digitizing sponsor IBM Corporation, Military Products Division

Innovations in computer technology as weapons in the Cold War.

In Your Defense

1963 U.S. Air Force Training Film

"In Your Defense"

The SAGE System Cold War Computing

The SAGE (Semi-Automatic Ground Environment) System, was designed and built in the 1950s to defend against the threat of Soviet bombers attacking the continental United States. The system was much influenced by the design of MIT's Whirlwind II computer system (which was never completed). IBM designed and built the AN/FSQ-7 computer, the heart of the SAGE program, with companies such as Western Electric (who pro

STP

Systems Training Program

"The Story of the System Training Program"

by the RAND Corporation

Describes procedures at and training for the Aircraft Control and Warning (Radar) Stations of the United States Air Force Continental Air Defense Command (CONAD).

Eyes of the North

The United States Air Force


Publication date ca. 1965

Describes the arctic mission of the Air Defense Command

and pictures its space detection and tracking facilities. Acknowledging the roles of Canadian, Swedish, and English personnel in North American detection operations

the film demonstrates a typical scramble to intercept unidentified aircraft

Innovations in computer technology as weapons in the Cold War.

In Your Defense

1963 U.S. Air Force Training Film

"In Your Defense"

The SAGE System Cold War Computing

The SAGE (Semi-Automatic Ground Environment) System, was designed and built in the 1950s to defend against the threat of Soviet bombers attacking the continental United States. The system was much influenced by the design of MIT's Whirlwind II computer system (which was never completed). IBM designed and built the AN/FSQ-7 computer, the heart of the SAGE program, with companies such as Western Electric (who pro