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EDSAC Replica Project

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Reconstructing EDSAC, the 1949 Cambridge computer that transformed scientific research.

EDSAC Replica Project

Please help us with our project to build a reconstruction of the Cambridge University EDSAC computer at The National Museum of Computing.

EDSAC was one of the first practical digital electronic stored program computers. Running its first program on 6th May 1949, EDSAC went on to provide a computing service to the university and contributed to work leading to three Cambridge Nobel Prizes.

EDSAC was also the inspiration for LEO, the world's first business computer, used by the J Lyons Company in the 1950s.

Most of the work on the EDSAC project is done by volunteers: funds are used to purchase components, tools and associated equipment required to build the reconstruction.

We need additional funding to allow us to reconstruct the EDSAC store, the input-output system, and to prepare an education programme.

Short videos telling the fascinating story of the of the reconstruction to date can be viewed here: [url=][/url]

Charity No: 1145823

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