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Leeds Before Andrew. The man - not the CMU file system. 1957. A truly vintage year. Six Universities purchase computers. Born in1957. European Union Scalextrics British Computer Society. Lyons Corner House 1957 ??. Developed LEO computers first business use of computers - worldwide

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leeds before andrew

Leeds Before Andrew

The man - not the CMU file system

slide2
1957
  • A truly vintage year
born in1957
Born in1957
  • European Union
  • Scalextrics
  • British Computer Society
lyons corner house 1957
Lyons Corner House1957 ??
  • Developed LEO computers
  • first business use of computers - worldwide
  • The only Lyons Corner House outside the London area was in Leeds
seymour cray and cdc
Seymour Cray and CDC
  • Control Data Corporation was founded by William C. Morris and a group of engineers (amongst whom Seymour Cray) from Sperry Rand

ECMWFCRAY-1

digital equipment corporation dec
Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC)
  • founded by Ken Olsen and Harlan Anderson.
  • PDP-1 computer
fortran 1 is formally published
FORTRAN-1 is formally published
  • John Backus led the IBM team
from the history of computing project website http www thocp net
From the History of Computing Project websitehttp://www.thocp.net/
  • Verbatim:“A first attempt to immitatie human intelligence in a simulacron is attempted by Herbert.”
  • No further explanation is offered
1957 pegasus
1957 Pegasus
  • installed in Eldon Chapel
  • Known as Lucifer
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KDF9
  • 1962? KDF9 installed in Eldon Chapel
  • 1965 Flowers Report
  • 1966 KDF9 upgraded and moved to Computer Block
1968 eldon2 service starts
1968 Eldon2 service starts
  • 192 Kbytes core store 6S cycle time
  • 24 Mbytes hard disk - seek time 300 mS
  • PDP-8 communications processor
  • 32 teletype terminals
  • response OK up to about 26 logged on users
icl 1906a
ICL 1906A
  • 1972 ICL1906A installed
  • 1972 KDF9 switches to student role
  • George 3 (later George 4)
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THIS IS GEORGE 3 MARK 8.67 ON 31DEC99

10.19.03_

TIMED OUT 10.19.33

THE SYSTEM HAS TEMPORARILY CLOSED DOWN

milestones ucs iss
Milestones UCS / ISS
  • 1979/12/29 Amdahl V7 with VM/CMS
  • 1975 Wells report - JANET - e-mail
  • 1984 JANET starts on 1st April
  • 1984 upgrade to Amdahl 580
  • 1990 UNIX - Sun, SG, HP
  • 1990 PCs - DOS
  • 1990s UCS/Admin DP merged to form ISS
  • 1992 WWW
students
Students

1968 freshers - 40% female

more students
More students

1968? - 31.5% female over the 3 pictures

recollections of andrew
Recollections of Andrew
  • Not a shrinking violet
  • Not lacking in confidence
  • Not one to shirk a challenge
  • Not afraid of the unconventional
algol68 on 1906a
Algol68 on 1906A
  • World’s first Algol68 compiler
  • 1970s saw rapid development in programming languages
  • Perhaps the first Leeds undergraduate to explore the language
final year project on analogue computer
Final Year project onAnalogue Computer

Perhaps the last Leeds undergraduateto work on the machine

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