Who remembers this?

Friday, June 29, 2018 by Uvah | Discussion: Everything Else

Jafo
Reply #1 Friday, June 29, 2018 10:43 AM

Image result for csirac

Who remembers this? ...

Uvah
Reply #2 Friday, June 29, 2018 6:16 PM

The one I posted is Manchester Baby. Don't know that one. ^

Publius of NV
Reply #3 Friday, June 29, 2018 6:32 PM

I remember using paper tape on a PDP8 in the late 60's, but those both look like they predate that.

Jafo
Reply #4 Friday, June 29, 2018 7:35 PM


The one I posted is Manchester Baby. Don't know that one. ^

It's 'CSIR No1' or 'CSIRAC' and was the world's fifth-ever [and Australia's first] first Gen computer...and the only one still in existence [complete].

Was until recently on display at the Melbourne Museum ....and quite impressive too.

..and yes, it's old...it was decommissioned in '64...

Uvah
Reply #5 Saturday, June 30, 2018 6:47 AM

From 1946 - ENIAC

to 2016 - One tenth the size of the one created by IBM

That's a grain of salt. ^

Jafo
Reply #6 Saturday, June 30, 2018 10:19 AM

That'll be the first...or close to....CSIRAC was 1949 ....but the thing is....it still exists ...

ElanaAhova
Reply #7 Sunday, July 1, 2018 1:05 AM

Abacus?

Fulgrymm
Reply #8 Sunday, July 1, 2018 1:36 AM

Analytical Engine!

Uvah
Reply #9 Sunday, July 1, 2018 7:31 AM

RedneckDude
Reply #10 Sunday, July 1, 2018 8:19 AM

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