Embedded Systems Conference
Breaking News
Blog

Oldest digital computer brought back to life

Colin Holland
11/21/2012 03:40 PM EST

 6 comments   post a comment
NO RATINGS
View Comments: Newest First | Oldest First | Threaded View
mike_m
User Rank
Author
re: Oldest digital computer brought back to life
mike_m   11/27/2012 6:46:18 PM
NO RATINGS
Incredible that this computer can survive more than half a century and 2 of My new dell desktops die within a year of unboxing.

GeLy-MyOtherRideIsABMWS1000RRScooter
User Rank
Author
re: Oldest digital computer brought back to life
GeLy-MyOtherRideIsABMWS1000RRScooter   11/26/2012 4:46:33 PM
NO RATINGS
Why no mentioning of any benchmark # :)

dyson
User Rank
Author
re: Oldest digital computer brought back to life
dyson   11/23/2012 4:31:55 PM
NO RATINGS
Mike It looks like Wikipedia has some of the info

TarraTarra!
User Rank
Author
re: Oldest digital computer brought back to life
TarraTarra!   11/22/2012 2:11:28 AM
NO RATINGS
Just curious - how many Hz does it run at and how many bits wide are the datapaths, what storage does it have. Amazing how far we have come in half a century.

jonnydoin
User Rank
Author
re: Oldest digital computer brought back to life
jonnydoin   11/22/2012 12:48:38 AM
NO RATINGS
I'll certainly do that! I'm going to be in London next February and BP is one of my major places to go. What would be nice is if visitors could bring their own paper tapes and run programs on it! - Jonny

Navelpluis
User Rank
Author
re: Oldest digital computer brought back to life
Navelpluis   11/21/2012 7:48:09 PM
NO RATINGS
This is a very great achievement. As frequent visitors @ BP we already have seen parts of it, all collected and restored, amazing. This museum is very interesting for a visit, so if you are in the neighborhood of London, please drive 40 miles up and visit BP.

More Blogs
New technologies continue to forge new types of test equipment. After all, everything must be tested.
The on-again, off-again Intel/Altera acquisition was the talk of a cocktail hour sponsored by Imagination Tech where tech execs talked of Moore’s Law and VR.
Power devices such as MOSFETs and IGBTs can waste power if not used properly. Test your knowledge of how to measure such losses.
Linking Internet leaders like Jack Ma with Chairman Mao
The first update for the Apple Watch makes performance improvements across the board, while Google is finally sending Android 5.1.1 to its line of Android Wear wearables.
Flash Poll
April 2015 Cartoon Caption Contest: The Mighty Hamster
April 2015 Cartoon Caption Contest: The Mighty Hamster
Of all the exhibits in the Pre-Apocalypse Era Museum, Breek was always in awe of the unearthed details and true-to-scale reproduction of a technological creation space that the long gone humans had once inhabited.
141 comments
Like Us on Facebook

Datasheets.com Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)
EE Times on Twitter
EE Times Twitter Feed