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The EDSAC Replica Project is reconstructing one of the most important early British digital computers, a computer which transformed science and research, arguably marks the birth of professional programming and was the first to be used by computer "users" rather than engineers.
Designed in 1947 by a team lead by Maurice Wilkes, the original EDSAC computer operated for almost 10 years, starting from its first successful program run on 6th May 1949, at the Cambridge University Mathematical Laboratory.
We are now initially targeting to have a working reconstruction of EDSAC as it was in 1951 (when it was in everyday service at the University of Cambridge Mathematical Laboratory) operational by 2016.
The story of the project is being told through a series of short videos.
Click here for a much more comprehensive Flickr gallery documenting the project over the last five years.