Ferranti Mark I computer

Ferranti Mark I computer
Title:
Ferranti Mark I computer
Date:
1953
Accession:
102645389
Description:
Data input and output stations--paper tape--at the Ferranti Mark I mainframe. Dr. Dietrich Prinz, Head of Programming at the English firm Ferranti, used the Mark I to write the first limited chess program in 1951. The computer was not powerful enough to play a full game of chess but could find the best move if it was only two moves away from checkmate, known as the "mate-in-two" problem.
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