Ferranti Atlas Cardreader Control Panel

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Part of the Ferranti Atlas Cardreader conrol panel from the Manchester University Atlas computer

The Ferranti Atlas computer is one of the two or three most powerful machines in the world today. It marks the culmination of a long and fruitful collaboration between Ferranti Ltd and the Department of Electrical Engineering at Manchester University. This joint effort began with the construction of the Ferranti Mark I computer, which was the first stored program digital computer ever built for sale by a manufacturer. The collaboration has continued with the development of the well-known Ferranti Mercury computer, installed at Harwell, CERN, London University and sixteen other locations. 

This was kindly donated by John Somerfield


Date : 1963

Manufacturer : Ferranti

This exhibit has a reference ID of CH15531. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.

Scan of Document: Ferranti Atlas Cardreader Control Panel

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