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Topic # 9371 12-Sep-2006 09:00
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Constructed by the School of Physics, the SILLIAC and its power supply filled up two rooms. It performed its first successful scientific calculation on July 4, 1956, but was not officially declared "open" until September 12 that year





http://www.smh.com.au/news/technology/the-computer-that-launched-our-it-revolution/2006/09/11/1157826868138.html?from=rss




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  Reply # 45922 12-Sep-2006 16:58
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"Some calculations took hours to complete and SILLIAC ran seven days a week, around the clock," he said, adding that the computer had a 5Kbyte memory and conducted computations on paper tape at a rate of 1000 characters per second.


Reminds me of Lotus Notes for some reason.




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