Whirlwind magnetic core memory plane

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Date Introduced
1953
Photographer
Richards, Mark
Dimensions
overall: 37 in x 37 in x 1 in
Manufacturer
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Copyright Owner
© Mark Richards
Location
United States
Keywords
Electronic; mechanical; magnetic
Object ID
102716156; 102716157; 102716158
Memory Type
Magnetic Core

Whirlwind, the groundbreaking MIT computer, pioneered the use of magnetic core memory. Though several inventors were involved, it was MIT’s Jay Forrester who perfected the technology.