Artifact Details

Title

The Atlas computer

Catalog Number

102776354

Type

Text

Date

ca. 1959

Publisher

Ferranti Electric, Inc.

Identifying Numbers

Document number W159

Extent

8 p.

Description

Brochure describing the Atlas Computer jointly developed by Manchester University and Ferranti Electric, Inc., its specifications and features: a fixed store, overlapping operations, indexing and modification, autonomous drum and magnetic tape transfers, time-sharing and parallel programming, the one-level store concept, a monitor program, a compiler of compilers, and internal checking.

Category

Promotional Material

Credit

Gift of Frank G. "Jerry" Snyder

Lot Number

X6818.2013

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