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Milestone-Proposal:Harvard Mark 1 Computer, 1944 - 1959
Milestone Buildings Exist Yes
Milestone Plaque Mounting Details Inside the lobby of Harvard Science Center (1 Oxford Street), Cambridge MA, in proximity to the historical display that features significant components from the original Mark I.
Milestone Present Site Owner Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Science
Milestone Site Access Details The Harvard school lobby is generally opened to the public.
Milestone Site Description The Mark I was eventually disassembled, al The Mark I was eventually disassembled, although portions of it remain at Harvard in the Science Center. It is part of the Harvard Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments. The milestone plaque will be mounted adjacent the remaining apparatus on display. jacent the remaining apparatus on display.
Milestone Site Owner Approval Yes  +
Milestone proposal submitted true  +
Proposed Milestone IEEE Section Boston  +
Proposed Milestone Location Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Science, 1 Oxford Street Cambridge MA 02138
Proposed Milestone Name Harvard Mark 1 Computer  +
Proposed Milestone Plaque Citation The Mark I computer was a general-purpose The Mark I computer was a general-purpose electro-mechanical computer that could execute long computations automatically. Conceived by Harvard University's Dr. Howard Aiken, the Mark I was built by International Business Machines Corporation in New York. The machine used mechanical punch-card tabulating equipment. Considered the first large-scale electro-mechanical computer, it represented a leap forward in modern computing. Grace Hopper began her career as a programmer on Mark I. egan her career as a programmer on Mark I.
Proposed Milestone Year Operating 1944 to 1959  +
Modification dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 16 March 2014 20:45:49  +
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