CSIRAC module

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Date Introduced
1949 ca.
Photographer
Richards, Mark
Dimensions
overall: 5 3/4 in x 19 1/4 in x 2 3/4 in
Manufacturer
Radiophysics Laboratory, CSIR (Council for Scientific and Industrial Research)
Credit Line
Loan courtesy of Museum Victoria
Copyright Owner
© Mark Richards
Object ID
500003010
Speed
1000 ops/s
Memory Type
Williams-Kilburn tube
Memory Size
768 words
Memory Width
20-bit

Some first-generation computers were unique designs, like the CSIRAC, built in Sydney, Australia by British-born Trevor Pearcey. The SILLIAC, based on the von Neumann IAS design, was built there a few years later.