EDSAC - Electronic Delay Storage Automatic Computer

EDSAC - Electronic Delay Storage Automatic Computer, Electronic Delay Storage Automatic Computer was an early British computer.

Electronic Delay Storage Automatic Computer (EDSAC)

Electronic Delay Storage Automatic Computer was an early British computer. It was developed by Maurice V. Wilkes and his team at the University of Cambridge in England in 1949. Two groups of individuals were working at the same time to develop the first stored program computer. In the United States, at the university of Pennsylvania the EDVAC (Electronic Discrete Variable Automatic Computer) was bring worked on. 

In England at Cambridge, the EDSAC (Electronic Delay Storage Automatic Computer) was also developed. The EDSAC won the race as the first stored program computer beating the United States. EDVAC by two months. EDSAC is the first computer used to store a program. It used 3000 vacuum tubes to process data. In the EDSAC, programs were input using paper tape and output result were passed to a teleprinter. 

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