Brand-new EDSAC

“The first recognisably modern computer is to be rebuilt at the UK’s Bletchley Park.

“The Electronic Delay Storage Automatic Calculator was a room-sized machine built at Cambridge University that first ran in 1949.  Creation of the replica has been commissioned by the Computer Conservation Society (CCS).

“The three year rebuild will be carried out before visitors to the National Museum of Computer at Bletchley.

“During its nine-year lifespan, EDSAC helped two Cambridge Researchers win a Nobel.”


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1 comment to Brand-new EDSAC

  • David

    I was lucky enough to visit Bletchley Park about 10 years ago and saw this wonderful machine in person. The thing that struck me the most was that you can actually see each bit, since each is implemented via vacuum tube. Amazing.

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