Early Australian computer developments

Early Australian computer developments
 
  9:30 am - 11:30 am

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In the 1940s a young English scientist Trevor Pearcey moved to Australia and started working for the Australian Government research group called the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) in the Division of Radiophysics.

Pearcey was familiar with mechanical computation and had worked with Professor Douglas Hartree. Faced with large amounts of computation for the Division, Pearcey proposed that CSIR build an electronic, general purpose, digital computer with stored programming. Pearcey and Maston Beard led a small team that built a computer, now called CSIRAC, in Sydney, Australia. They successfully ran their first program in November 1949.

This was the beginning of Australia’s entry into the digital age.

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2021-01-21 09:30 2021-01-21 09:30 Europe/London Early Australian computer developments A talk about the early computer pioneers in Australia. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2021/01/21/early-australian-computer-developments-250738 ,,,

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