Whirlwind computer rack

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Date Introduced
1955 ca.
Photographer
Richards, Mark
Dimensions
overall: 89 in x 27 in x 8 in
Manufacturer
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Copyright Owner
© Mark Richards
Object ID
102630980
Speed
125,000 adds/s
Memory Type
Core
Memory Size
6,144 words
Memory Width
16-bit

The revolutionary MIT Whirlwind computer used about 5,000 vacuum tubes and, in the mid-1950s, was among the most powerful computers in the world.