Friday, November 23, 2012

The oldest computer in the world is still working!

Oldest computer in the world
Experts restored a huge, 2 tons, supercomputer from 1951, which is now in located in a museum exhibition in Bletchley Park.

Experts of the National Museum of Computing, located in Bletchley Park, Buckinghamshire, repaired the supercomputer "Harwell Dekatron / WITCH" for about three years. They told to the reporters that this device amazed them.

It is a real 'beast', with a size of a garage door, and weighs about 2.5 tons, according to Yahoo News. However its performance is really negligible compared to today's computers. Still, the sounds, lights, buzzing tubes - give a special charm to a computer that is used to represent the culmination of technological advances when it comes to IT.
Supercomputers aged more than 60 years has been made in the center of the British Atomic Harwell, and served for solving complex mathematical problems. Although it was slow, scientist say, it was very accurate. And when it comes to the accuracy of atomic research is still paramount.