ATLAS circuit board, 1960s.

Image number: 10303417

ATLAS circuit board, 1960s.

A piece of fixed store mesh from the Manchester University Computer, which was constructed in a joint venture with Ferranti Ltd, becoming available in 1962. ATLAS had a combined storage system which gave the impression of a much larger and faster main store than was physically available. This was not incorporated into commercial computers until ten years later.

Image number:
10303417
Credit:
Science Museum/Science & Society Picture Library
Date taken:
12 January 2004 18:57
Image rights:
Science Museum