Twenty minute video of the reboot of the world's oldest working digital computer, the Harwell Dekatron / WITCH.
The world's oldest original working digital computer springs back into action at TNMOC
The ICL System 25 from 1980/81 was a flexible small office computer system and the successor to ICL System Ten, neither of which had operating systems or executive.
The Harwell Dekatron computer was used at Harwell from 1951-57 and then won by Wolverhampton College, renamed the WITCH and used for teaching computing until 1973.
The ICL 2966 mainframe is the largest and most power-hungry system on display at TNMOC. It was used between 1985 and 1999 by TARMAC and is thought to be the last operational 2900 in the UK.
The IBM 1130 system, on loan from The Museums of Liverpool, was introduced in 1965 as IBM's least-expensive computer aimed at price-sensitive, computing-intensive technical markets.
The ICL System 25 from 1980/81 was a flexible small office computer system and the successor to ICL System Ten.
The aim is to recreate EDSAC in full public view at TNMOC to inform the general public about Britain’s illustrious computer heritage and to inspire future students of engineering and computing.
The ICL 2966 mainframe is the largest and most power-hungry system on display at TNMOC.
The 1992 Cray Y-MP EL was a supercomputer sold by Cray Research from 1988 as a lower-cost entry-level model to the Cray Y-MP.
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