Saturday December 08, 2012

World’s Fastest Computer 50 years Ago

Friday marked the 50th anniversary of switching on the Ferranti Atlas ‘supercomputer’. The computer was built and maintained in the United Kingdom and would be considered extremely archaic and slow by today’s standards, but its creation put the industry on a steady march into modern era mainframes and ultimately to the computers you are using today. Programming that beast was not only and art and science, but physically demanding as well. eek!