Atlas logic module

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Date Introduced
1962
Photographer
Richards, Mark
Dimensions
overall: 1/2 in x 8 in x 5 in
Manufacturer
Ferranti Ltd. and University of Manchester
Credit Line
Gift of Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
Copyright Owner
© Mark Richards
Location
United Kingdom
Keywords
Kilburn, Tom; University of Manchester; Ferranti; Atlas (computer)
Object ID
XD128.80

Atlas was the fastest computer in the world—for a while. It introduced the concept of “virtual memory,” using a disk or drum as an extension of main memory. This is one of the 500 logic modules used in each Atlas.