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CSAR Lectures - EDSAC Reborn: A computer detective story

When Feb 29, 2016
from 07:30 PM to 09:00 PM
Where Wolfson Hall Lecture Theatre, Churchill College, Storey’s Way, Cambridge
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The CSAR Lectures are open to all: CSAR membership are admitted free, membership is being offered for each event for up to 20 Postdocs through the OPdA, subject to booking through eventbrite. Several lectures will be preceded by brief presentations by winners of the CSAR student award scheme. Details will appear on the flyers and their website closer to the dates for each lecture.


The Lecture

A talk by Dr Nigel Bennée FBCS CITP
The EDSAC Replica Project, The National Museum of Computing


The EDSAC computer occupies a pivotal place in the history of our computer dependent age.
The EDSAC Replica Project was initiated at the end of 2010 with the goal of building a working replica of EDSAC as it existed when it successfully ran its first program on the 6th May 1949. The machine is on view at the National Museum of Computing at Bletchley Park.

This talk tells the story of the recreation of EDSAC, focussing on the two questions:

 

“Why are you constructing a 65 year old computer?”

and

“How did you do it?”.

 

The story has a happy ending.

 

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