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Ferranti Sirius computer

Ferranti Limited. Computer Department.

Ferranti Sirius computer

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by Ferranti Limited. Computer Department.

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Published by Ferranti in London .
Written in English


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SeriesList -- CS 352
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Open LibraryOL14379097M

The Ferranti SIRIUS computer, first delivered in , grew out of a machine called NEWT which was the test-bed for the special circuits used in ORION. The concept of the ICT series originated in a paper design sometimes called HARRIAC, drawn up in the autumn of The British company Ferranti Ltd, which closed down in after over years of operation, was an electrical engineering company with a long history of working on government and military created several families of computer systems used by the UK research and military establishments, but this connection means that there is little information available on the Web about their.

This is the third and last voume of the History of Ferranti that Prof. Wilson has written. It completes the final and sad history of Ferranti. I worked at Bracknell from to and knew a lot of the people mentioned in this book. It is a fascinating read of how a competent company was ruined by a /5(2). Ferranti placed their own Sirius computer on campus until the University’s machine was delivered and ready for operation by late November Cliff Bellamy, then employed by Ferranti Ltd, helped to set up the Ferranti computers at the new Computer Centre. Cliff Bellamy transferred from Ferranti to Monash University in early

About this Item: Hollinwood, Lancashire, , 12mo ( x mm), pp 40; a fine copy in original printed olive green wrappers, stapled as edition of the first book dedicated to a computer game, although the real purpose was to advertise the power of Ferranti's computer. Ferranti's NIMROD was the first computer purpose-built to play a game - the ancient mathematical logic.   Buy Ferranti. a History: Volume 3: Management, Mergers and Fraud by John F. Wilson (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book /5(3).


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Ferranti Sirius Computer Introduction Sirius is a small general-purpose digital computer with wide applications in industry, commerce, science and technical education. It is designed particularly for those establishments and departments which have no need for a large computer installation, but nevertheless require a true computer.

The first part is an introduction to the Ferranti Sirius Computer. The Sirius computer is a small general purpose digital computer. Following is a section about the physical characteristics. Following is a section about the functional characteristics. A black and white photograph is included showing the computer in use.

Sirius followed Pegasus and was intended to be Ferranti's `commercial' as opposed to `scientific' computer. Its basic structure was BCD (bibary coded decimal) rather than binary. Pegasus used valves (vauum tubes) but Sirius used transistors and so was smaller and had a lower power consumption.

Sirius developed from an earlier machine called “NEWT”, an in-house engineering test-bed for two Ferranti technological innovations: nickel delay lines using torsional oscillations (see Gordon Scarrott’s article in Resurrection 12) and a novel logic design style called ballot-box logic (more about this in.

The Ferranti Sirius is a small business computer first produced in the United Ferranti Sirius computer book in It was designed to be used in a normal office environment, without specialised cooling or power supply. The Ferranti Sirius is a small business computer first produced in the United Kingdom in It was designed to be used in a normal office environment, without specialised cooling or power supply requirements.

The Ferranti Sirius in the Museum Victoria collection was donated by Monash University Ferranti Sirius computer book Research by Monash University Computer Museum (circa ) indicates that it is highly.

The Ferranti Sirius computer The most significant piece in the Museum collection is the Ferranti Sirius computer which was purchased by Monash University in and was the first computer owned by the University.

The relocation, reassembly and display of this computer was a. 13) An Introduction to the Ferranti SIRIUS Computer - brochure 14) The advantages of the Ferranti SIRIUS Computer - brochure 15) Ferranti SIRIUS Questions and Answers 16) Ferranti SIRIUS The Field of Application 17) Ferranti SIRIUS The SIRIUS Autocode 18) Ferranti SIRIUS Elementary Programming Exercises.

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Cover image: This large machine, a Ferranti Sirius computer, was located at Monash University, Clayton. Caulfield Technical School, which became Chisholm Institute of Technology before merging with Monash University in the early s, also had a Ferranti Sirius Computer.

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1 Jul Ferranti Bouwt Een. Note: This is a sub-section of Ferranti. Ferranti formed a Computer Group, joining with various university-based research groups to develop computers.

November: the specification for the Manchester Mark I computer was completed. Ferranti delivered the machine to the University. By Ferranti had a contract from the Ministry of Supply to provide the engineering support for. The Ferranti Sirius Computer System Shortly after my arrival, we heard that the Scottish Education Department had agreed to fund the acquisition of a Ferranti Sirius digital computer for Heriot-Watt.

This news was received with considerable excitement, since most intensive computational activities were performed at that time. The Orion was a mid-range mainframe computer introduced by Ferranti in and installed for the first time in Ferranti positioned Orion to be their primary offering during the early s, complementing their high-end Atlas and smaller systems like the Sirius and Argus.

The Pegasus and its offspring – the Ferranti Perseus, Sirius and Orion – galloped into the white-hot embrace of a Labour government now committed to ‘full planning and mobilisation of scientific resources’ supported by the new Ministry of Technology established the year of Ferranti’s final Pegasus sale.

The relationship between the Computer Centre and the Department of Mathematics, and between Westfold and the Centre’s Director, were to become particularly significant in the events that followed. In November a Ferranti Sirius computer was delivered to Monash University. As per the agreement, with the machine came Clifford John Bellamy.

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Back in the 1. Thomas Watson, boss of the giant IBM Corporation, reputedly forecast. In the 1. 0s, they were giant. Ferranti Data Converter Technical Handbook Ferranti Ltd. Acrobat 7 Pdf Mb. Scanned by artmisa using Canon DRC + flatbed option.The Ferranti Sirius is an electronic second-generation transistor computer and is one of three remaining examples of this machine left in the world.

It was an important addition to the computing facilities at Monash University in the early s and provided access for computer programming and research for many early computer professionals.Ferranti offered the result commercially as the Mercury starting inand eventually sold nineteen in total.

Although a small part of Ferranti's empire, the computer division was nevertheless highly visible and operated out of a former steam locomotive factory in West r: Sebastian Ziani de Ferranti.