Artifact Details

Title

MADDIDA (Magnetic Drum Digital Differential Analyzer) (prototype)

Catalog Number

X1050.91

Type

Physical object

Date

1949

Manufacturer

Northrop Aircraft Corporation

Place Manufactured

Hawthorne, CA, US

Identifying Numbers

Model number 22
Serial number Original prototype

Dimensions

56 x 25 x 46 in.

Description

Basic specifications: 53 vacuum tubes 904 diodes 4-track magnetic drum memory Used in solving non-linear differential equations. 22 integrators wide.

Category

Analog computer

Subject

SNARK; von Neumann, John, 1903--1957

Credit

Gift of Los Angeles County Museum

Lot Number

X1050.91