Ian S. King
isking at uw.edu
Sun Nov 30 13:07:35 CST 2014
I would vote for the Whirlwind. In addition to an interesting
architecture, the machine has a fascinating history! -- Ian
On Sun, Nov 30, 2014 at 12:30 AM, Dave G4UGM <dave.g4ugm at gmail.com> wrote:
> I would say that in the US you have CHM and the LCM which exhibit working
> mainframes. There are also MARCH and the New Jersey (I think) Museums which
> show working machines. In the UK several working exhibits have been
> "mothballed". The Science Museum has discontinued Pegasus demos, my project
> to restore some of the Pegasus i/o equipment at MOSI has been suspended,
> the Hartree Differential Analyser is to be removed from display. Personally
> I would rather that money was expended on keeping real mainframes running
> rather than building replicas,
> I also note that the Baby Replica at MOSI is now around 16 years old, it
> first ran in 1998. Its almost an artefact in its own right...
> Dave Wade
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: cctalk [mailto:cctalk-bounces at classiccmp.org] On Behalf Of Brent
> > Hilpert
> > Sent: 30 November 2014 07:48
> > To: General Discussion: On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts
> > Subject: Re: EDSAC lives
> > So, we have the ABC, Colossus, Manchester Baby, and now the EDSAC.
> > Anyone for the ENIAC? Univac I? IAS machine? Whirlwind?
> > How come 3 of the 4 are in Britain?
> > On 2014-Nov-29, at 9:12 PM, John Foust wrote:
> > > The National Museum of Computing unveils EDSAC re-creation:
> > >
> > > http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-30131447
Ian S. King, MSIS, MSCS
The Information School
University of Washington
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