Early computer rebuild wins conservation award

Early computer rebuild wins conservation award
 

An exhibit that demonstrates what it was like to programme one of the first computers has won an award for the best computer conservation project.
The award-winning interactive project recreates part of Eniac - the Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer.
The massive machine built from 18,000 valves and 1,500 relays first ran a program in February 1946.
The exhibit was created at the Heinz Nixdorf Museum Forum (HNF) in Germany.
State secret The award was set up in 2012 to honour the memory of Tony Sale, a British pioneer of computer conservation who spent 15 years recreating the early... read more

 
18 November 2016 in Science &Technology, Views: 49
Source: BBC
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