World’s Oldest Computer Gets a Reboot

by Larry Emmott on November 24, 2012

in Hardware,Just for Fun

The National Museum of Computing is welcoming a new, two-ton computer to its collection — the world’s oldest. Named “The Witch” for Wolverhampton Instrument for Teaching Computation from Harwell, the supercomputer was used to aid scientists in the 1950s who were crunching large numbers — though it took a while. For every two digits, the computer took 10 seconds to calculate.

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