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jan 20, 1944 - Harvard Mark 1

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Created by Harvard Physics professor Howard Aiken and designed and built by International Business Machines (IBM) the Automatic Sequence Controlled Calculator (ASCC) or more known as the Harvard machine mark 1 was built to solve mathematical physics problems. It was delivered to Harvard in 1944
It is a room-sized, relay-based calculator. The machine had a fifty-foot long camshaft which was the length of the machine that synchronized the machine’s thousands of component parts and used 3,500 relays. The machine produced mathematical tables but was then replaced by electronic stored-program computers.

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jan 20, 1944
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