Colossus veterans and their relatives gathering to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the world’s first purpose-built computer centre, Block H on Bletchley Park, were enthralled by a prototype virtual Block H.
Calling photographers: next lecture: Sophie Wilson examines both the photographic and computational aspects of taking extremely large photographs. Thursday 13 November 2014 at 7.30pm. Tickets going fast.
Starting 9 October 2014 TNMOC winter lecture series. First up is a history of video gaming by Tristan Donovan, then gigapixel photography by Sophie Wilson, and signals in war and peace in association with Cambridge Wireless. Book your tickets now.
For the first time since the end of WWII, Bill Tutte's Double Delta algorithm was successfully run on the Robinson machine. This was part of the ongoing reconstruction of Robinson, the machine that preceded Colossus.
Two TNMOC volunteers have embarked on a restoration project of two Inmos Transputer Development System units. In the longer term, they plan to to restore a large system based around a network of 100 T9000 Transputers originally used for fast data capture at CERN.
As part of the 70th anniversary of Block H, the first results of an embryo project to recreate a virtual 1940’s Block H was revealed to the Colossus veterans. Funding is currently being sought to take the project from prototype to virtual reality.
Winners of Summer Bytes competitions are announced. Two maze winners, two computers of the future winners and one Date Your Heritage quiz winner. Don't miss Christmas Bytes coming sooner than you think.