Jay Forrester installs magnetic core memory at MIT
8th August 1953
In 1949 Jay Forrester devised a memory system that used rings of magnetic material to store data. This technology remained the predominant form of computer memory storage into the 1970s.
On 8 August 1953, engineers installed the first magnetic-core memory in the Whirlwind computer at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. This magnetic core memory helped the Whirlwind compute at an impressive speed.
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