EDSAC News

Hermann Hauser opens EDSAC display

Hermann Hauser has officially opened the EDSAC display. Key parts of EDSAC were commissioned, and the sights, sounds, heat and sheer size of computing in the late 1940s were brought to life.

EDSAC commissioning preparations

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.

EDSAC passes half-way infrastructure milestone

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.

EDSAC commissioning begins

EDSAC commissioning began this week by connecting some of the independently-built "sub-systems". The ongoing project can be seen by visitors and some great online videos tell the story to date.

Video tour of EDSAC

Andrew Herbert, leader of the EDSAC Project, gives a video tour of EDSAC as commissioning of the reconstruction at TNMOC begins.

EDSAC diagrams rediscovered - video

Some of the earliest diagrams of a computer have been rediscovered more than sixty years after they were drawn and are giving the EDSAC team something to think about.

Two EDSAC volunteers and their work

EDSAC volunteers John Sanderson and Nigel Bennee talk on video about their expert work on the reconstruction of the 1940's EDSAC computer.

EDSAC electronics racks in place

The EDSAC Project has made great progress over the last two weeks of February and the overall look of the EDSAC reconstruction is beginning to appear.

EDSAC Gallery takes shape

The EDSAC project is now really starting to show results: the first racks of electronics are about to be installed and visitors will soon be able to see the reconstruction in action.

EDSAC reconstruction on target

On target at almost one-third of the way through, the EDSAC reconstruction project volunteers meet at the University of Cambridge, where the original EDSAC was built, to discuss progress.

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