Photograph of a computer diagram entitled ""CSIRAC logic diagram of drum store". The CSIRAC Mark 1 computer was one of Australia's first supercomputers.
CSIRAC was built by the Commonwealth and Industrial Research [CSIR], Sydney, in 1949 and was the fourth computer in the world. It was later transferred to the University of Melbourne. Designed by Trevor Pearcey and engineered by Maston Beard, CSIRAC completed more than 1000 projects by the time it was turned off in 1964. It is currently housed at Museum Victoria.
This is one of a set of photographs showing computers, computer components, computer structure diagrams and computer programmimg instructions, probably used as aids in teaching computing subjects. The diagrams and instructions relate to several pioneer models and systems of stored program computers dating back as far as the 1950s and including CSIRAC (originally known as CSIR Mark 1), Cirrus, Atlas, IBM System/360 , CDC 6600 System, and Illiac IV.
Description of Content
Logic diagram of drum store for CSIRAC Mk 1 computer.
Black and white photographic print of a computing block diagram.
Donation from Steve & Connie Kormas, 22/02/2001
Photograph, Black & White
Written on reverse: "CSIRAC logic diagram of drum store" Written on reverse: "MM 068343"
Type of item
Image Dimensions - Photograph
163 mm (Length), 216 mm (Width)