EDVAC, early electronic computer

EDVAC, early electronic computer

T404/0129 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 31.8MB

Downloadable file size: 1.4MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator



Caption: EDVAC (Electronic Discrete Variable Automatic Computer). Technicians working on EDVAC, one of the earliest electronic computers, operational 1951-61. EDVAC was designed and built by the University of Pennsylvania for the US Army's Ballistics Research Laboratory (BRL) to replace the earlier digital calculator, ENIAC. Unlike ENIAC, EDVAC used the binary numerical system, and its programs and working data were both stored in a single store. EDVAC was used to calculate solutions to military problems, particularly concerning ballistics. The man operating the paper tape machine (right) is Richard Bianco, the other man is working the console or operating device.

Release details: Model release not available. Property release not required.

Keywords: 1900s, 1950s, 20s, 20th century, 30s, aberdeen proving ground, adult, american, apg, ballistic, ballistic research, ballistics, ballistics research laboratory, binary, black-and-white, brl, building 328, calculation, calculations, caucasian, computer, computer programmer, computer science, computer scientist, computing, computing history, console, edvac, electronic discrete, electronic scientific, equipment, first generation electronic, historical, history, human, lab, laboratories, laboratory, machine, male, man, middle-aged, military, monochrome, north america, north american, operating, ordnance corps, people, person, programming, research, scientific, scientists, staff, technician, technicians, technology, thirties, twenties, united states, us, us army, usa, variable automatic, white, working

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.