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Whirlwind not only was the first digital computer able to operate in real-time, but also was the first digital computer at MIT. During World War II, the U.S. Navy asked MIT for help in designing a universal flight simulator that used an analog electromechanical computing system. Gordon Brown, head of MIT’s Servomechanisms Lab, thought this was just the problem to keep his brilliant young assistant director Jay Forrester at MIT busy.

Whirlwind not only was the first digital computer able to operate in real-time, but also was the first digital computer at MIT. During World War II, the U.S. Navy asked MIT for help in designing a universal flight simulator that used an analog electromechanical computing system. Gordon Brown, head of MIT’s Servomechanisms Lab, thought this was just the problem to keep his brilliant young assistant director Jay Forrester at MIT busy.

BULL GAMMA 10 from the back

BULL GAMMA 10 from the back

Old computer (Fourier curves system ?)

Old computer (Fourier curves system ?)

FACOM 230-60 CPU

FACOM 230-60 CPU

Computer operators 1970s

Computer operators 1970s

Following Lincoln Labs’ study of SAGE’s impact, the Navy launched a project to create a fast and flexible computer system for a single ship. Seymour Cray did the initial NTDS computer design in 1957.  I actually worked on this thing for 4 years!

Following Lincoln Labs’ study of SAGE’s impact, the Navy launched a project to create a fast and flexible computer system for a single ship. Seymour Cray did the initial NTDS computer design in 1957. I actually worked on this thing for 4 years!

Brionvega TS 522. Marco Zanusso and Richard Sapper.

Brionvega TS 522. Marco Zanusso and Richard Sapper.

HP 2116... HP's first computer, the HP 2116A, was introduced in 1966. It was developed as a versatile instrument controller for HP's growing family of programmable test and measurement products. In an early version of -plug and play,- it interfaced with a wide number of standard laboratory instruments, allowing customers to computerize their instrument systems. The 2116A was the largest single mechanical package HP had built to date, and it marked HP's first use of integrated circuits.

HP 2116... HP's first computer, the HP 2116A, was introduced in 1966. It was developed as a versatile instrument controller for HP's growing family of programmable test and measurement products. In an early version of -plug and play,- it interfaced with a wide number of standard laboratory instruments, allowing customers to computerize their instrument systems. The 2116A was the largest single mechanical package HP had built to date, and it marked HP's first use of integrated circuits.

5MB Hard Disk Drive, 1956.

5MB Hard Disk Drive, 1956.

In 1956, the Research Computing Center (RCC) of the Moscow State University received its first computer “Strela”.

In 1956, the Research Computing Center (RCC) of the Moscow State University received its first computer “Strela”.

IBM 8-inch Floppy Diskette, 1971

IBM 8-inch Floppy Diskette, 1971

Computer History Museum | Timeline of Computer History : Year 1952 Entries

Computer History Museum | Timeline of Computer History : Year 1952 Entries

Nov 14, 1970, Chris Daley, who worked for the NASA Administration, was operating the chess program that ran on a Varian Data Machine 620/1 computer. The program placed Second in the First Computer Chess Championship.

Nov 14, 1970, Chris Daley, who worked for the NASA Administration, was operating the chess program that ran on a Varian Data Machine 620/1 computer. The program placed Second in the First Computer Chess Championship.

Impression.

Top 20 des photos qui prouvent que l’informatique a « un peu » évolué

Impression.

charles babbage difference engine | inventor charles babbage completed designs…

The Babbage Difference Engine in High Resolution Photography

charles babbage difference engine | inventor charles babbage completed designs…

DEC VT100 - Not really a computer, but became the de-facto standard for ASCII terminals

DEC VT100 - Not really a computer, but became the de-facto standard for ASCII terminals