The 1949 EDSAC Computer Rebuild

A talk from EMF 2018 by Tony Abbey

On Friday August 31, 2018 at in Stage B

A personal account of getting involved in the recreation at The National Museum of Computing at Bletchley Park of EDSAC. This was the first fully programmable general purpose computer built from 1946 to 1949 at Cambridge University. It has 3000 valves and takes 12kW of power.

I am on the commissioning team finding how difficult it is to use valves (tubes) as logic circuits.

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