Photograph of a computer diagram entitled "Fig. 10.6 Ferrite-rod inductively coupled array". Diagram shows a ferrite-rod array, one form of read-only memory widely used in computers through to the 1970s.

This is one of a set of photographs showing computers, computer components, computer structure diagrams and computer programmimg instructions, probably used as aids in teaching computing subjects. The diagrams and instructions relate to several pioneer models and systems of stored program computers dating back as far as the 1950s and including CSIRAC (originally known as CSIR Mark 1), Cirrus, Atlas, IBM System/360 , CDC 6600 System, and Illiac IV.

Description of Content

Computer programming diagram showing the ferrite-rod array [or core memory layout] for the Atlas computer which was developed in Manchester in the 1960s.

Physical Description

Black and white photographic print of a computer programming diagram.

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