Whirlwind core plane

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Date Introduced
1953
Photographer
Richards, Mark
Dimensions
9 x 10 1/2 x 7 in.
Manufacturer
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Copyright Owner
© Mark Richards
Keywords
Electronic; mechanical; magnetic
Object ID
XD29.73A
Speed
US
Memory Type
Magnetic Core

Whirlwind was originally designed to use cathode ray tube (CRT) memory. Its slow speed and unreliability led inventor Jay Forrester to use core instead.