Maurice Wilkes and Bill Renwick in front of EDSAC

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Date
1948 ca.
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© University of Cambridge, Computer Laboratory. Used by permission
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500004298

Wilkes, a physicist, was inspired to build a computer by reading von Neumann’s description of EDVAC and attending the Moore School lectures in 1946. For over 50 years he made pioneering contributions in microprogramming, timesharing, operating systems, and more.