Artifact Details

Title

Sir Maurice Wilkes : the man and his machine

Catalog Number

102743004

Type

Moving image

Date

2011-05-11

Participants

Hartley, David, Speaker
Hollar, John C., Speaker

Publisher

Computer History Museum

Place of Publication

Mountain View, California

Duration

01:15:50

Format

Digital video - shot in HD

Description

Sir Maurice Wilkes, without doubt one of the foremost pioneers of computing, died in November 2010 at the age of 97. In a remarkably long and distinguished career, he built the EDSAC, the world's first electronic stored-program computer to go into regular service, and went on to pioneer concepts such as microprogramming, bit-sliced architectures, local area networks, and many other things.

David Hartley spent almost the whole of his career in Cambridge University, much of it in close association with Sir Maurice. In conversation with CHM's John Hollar, David describes Sir Maurice's important achievements, including the EDSAC computer, as well as giving a personal view of a man that he knew and with whom he worked over such a long period of time.

Watch this event on CHM's YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/ComputerHistory#p/search/0/-oLK68p7IJ8

Category

Lecture

Subject

Wilkes, M.V. (Maurice Vincent); EDSAC (Computer)

Collection Title

CHM Lecture Collection

Lot Number

X6086.2011