Artifact Details

Title

Whirlwind I Computer

Catalog Number

102622503

Type

Still Image

Date

1950 ca.

Dimensions

8 x 10 in.

Copyright Holder

The MITRE Corporation

Description

Black and white image of Whirlwind I computer system showing console, teletypwriter, and an oscilloscope.

Verso label: "Whirlwind 1945-1953 Jay Forrester, MIT The Whirlwind was the first high speed, reliable, real-time computer. It was originally designed to meet the demands of an aircraft stability control analyzer. The Whirlwind evolved into the prototype for the SAGE Air Defense System. (35, 36, 40)"

Category

Photograph
 

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