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Title
main frame, for Automatic Computing Engine (ACE) pilot model, 1949
Automatic Computing Engine (ACE) pilot model 1950
Work Type
Computing & Data Processing
Date
1949
Location
Germany
Material
aluminium (alloy); bakelite; copper (alloy); electrical components; metal (unknown); paper (fibre product); steel (metal); textile; tin (metal); wiring solder
Measurements
overall: 1930 mm x 2720 mm x 1040 mm, 599kg
Description
Main frame, for Automatic Computing Engine (ACE) pilot model, made at the National Physical Laboratory, Teddington, London, England, and some of the valves by Osram, Germany, 1949. The construction of the (ACE) pilot model was based on designs by Alan Turing.; Main frame, for Automatic Computing Engine (ACE) pilot model, made at the National Physical Laboratory, Teddington, England, and some of the valves by Osram, Germany, 1949. The construction of the (ACE) pilot model was based on designs by Alan Turing.; In 1945, while working at the National Physical Laboratory, the British mathematician Alan Turing formulated the design of an 'automatic computing engine' (ACE), which would have been the world's first general-purpose computer. He left the NPL in 1948, but this smaller 'pilot', or prototype, was made in his absence in 1950. ; Although just a pilot version, this remarkable machine found a range of applications including working out the stresses on an aeroplane's fuselage.
Repository
Science Museum, Information Age Gallery: Web
Subject
mainframe
ID Number
co62378
Source
Image and original data from Science Museum Group - https://collection.sciencemuseum.org.uk
Rights
The source metadata displayed in the Description field is released under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license - https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/. All other source metadata is released under Creative Commons Zero - https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/. The image is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 License - https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/.
File Properties
File Name
large_1956_0152__0009_.jpg
SSID
26290916

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