Whirlwind Exhibit at Computer History Museum in Boston
The Computer Museum History Center (TCMHC)
Computer History Museum
Place of Publication
Boston, MA, US
8 x 10 in.
Black and white. Whirlwind is on exhibition at Computer History Museum (then The Computer Museum) in Boston. Photo panels located in the background behind a fixed head drum unit with wiring and cables attached to it. To the center-right, the core memory stack and arithmetic element. The picture panel shows four people at the Whirlwind installation. A woman is seated at a CRT display, one man seated and two others looking over his shoulder.
Verso label: "Looking more like a scene from a science fiction movie than a computer is the Whirlwind, the first real-time, parallel-processing computer with core memory. It starred on CBS's ""See It Now'" in 1951. Today, it mingles with lesser-known stars at The Computer Museum in Marlboro, Massachusetts. The Museum closed in November to move to Museum Wharf in downtown Boston. It will reopen in fall in 1984."