Artifact Details

Title

Section of the ILLIAC I computer

Catalog Number

102652006

Type

Still Image

Date

1949 ca.

Publisher

Illinois, University of (Urbana-Champaign)

Identifying Numbers

Other number #1

Dimensions

10 x 7 1/2 in.

Format

Photographic print

Description

This is a black and white image of a section of the ILLIAC I computer standing vertically and resting on a wheeled roller rack. There are no covers nor panels on the equipment. The section consists of wires, vacuum tubes, and other electrical components. There are other pieces of equipment scattered throughout the room. The light is coming from right side of the image. Superimposed on the image are white callout arrows with text pointing to various components. The callouts on the left side of the image indicate "REGISTER". The callouts on the right side of the image state "DIGIT RESOLVER" and "ADDER". Written on the 6 x 4 in. white paper is "Illiac w/ILL Illiac" with Illiac underlined. Written on the 3 x 2 in. paper "prototype chassis July 1960".

Category

Identification photograph; Publicity photograph

Subject

Computer industry--History; Computers--History; Electronic data processing--History; Illiac I (Computer)

Lot Number

X7413.2015