From the mid-
WHIRLWIND was developed at the Digital Computer Laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) from 1945 and began working by 1950.
It was the first computer to operate in real-
BINAC was completed in 1949 by the Eckert Mauchly Computer Corporation in the USA and was the first dual-
UNIVAC I was funded by Remington Rand Inc., which had bought the Eckert Mauchly Computer Corporation in 1950. The first was installed by 1951.
LEO I was built by J. Lyons and Company and was the first machine used for business calculations. It was closely modelled on Cambridge University’s EDSAC. The first was operational by 1951.
ORDVAC and ILLIAC were both built by the University of Illinois in the USA and were installed by the end of 1952.
MANIAC was built at Los Alamos in the USA and completed in 1952. It was responsible for calculations of Mike, the first hydrogen bomb.
|An Abstract Concept|
|Early Pioneers - 1|
|Early Pioneers - 2|
|A Great British Endeavour - 1|
|A Great British Endeavour - 2|
|The First Number Cruncher - 1|
|The First Number Cruncher - 2|
|The Manchester Computers|
|First Fully Operational Computer|
|Turing's Own Computer|
|Early Computers - 1|
|Early Computers - 2|
|Whose Work Was Greatest|
|A Final Thought|