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Selected Descriptive Material Whirlwind I Computer: General, 1950 November 10

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 16

Scope and Contents

MIT DIC 6345. Project Whirlwind Report R-193-v-1. This cover contains a selection of diagrams and memorandums from the reports that have been written about the Whirlwind I electronic computer. This material has been assembled for general reference use by people interested in applications of the computer. Volume 1 contains reproductions of a series of posters that present a simplified elementary picture of the computer, its operation, and some of its applications; two memorandums that list Project reports on mathematics and on applications; and three memorandums on the insertion of information into the computer, the use of subroutines, and a description of one display program. Volume 2 contains a short guide to coding, a longer memorandum on coding, and a supplement to the latter.


  • 1950 November 10



From the Collection: 3.9 Gigabytes (4035 MB in 1835 digital files in 31 folders)

From the Collection: 56.3 Cubic Feet (189 boxes including 142 microfilm reels)

Language of Materials

From the Series: English

Repository Details

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