The challenges of commissioning the EDSAC reconstruction. It's cottage industry with engineering ingenuity. Martin Campbell-Kelly talks of the educational plans to involve youngsters learning to program.
Seventy of the EDSAC chassis are now in place -- that's 50% of the total. Later this month, the display will be officially opened by Hermann Hauser and the first parts of the machine will be commissioned.
For the first time since the end of WWII, Bill Tutte's Double Delta algorithm was successfully run on the Robinson. This was part of the ongoing reconstruction of Robinson, the predecessor of Colossus.
As part of the 70th anniversary of Block H, an embryo project to recreate a virtual 1940’s Block H was revealed to Colossus veterans. Funding is sought to take the project from prototype to virtual reality.