Manchester Baby and Mark 1 Computers

  • Gerard O’Regan


The Manchester Small-Scale Experimental Computer (better known by its nickname “Baby”) was developed at the University of Manchester. It was the first stored-program computer, and it was designed and built at Manchester University by Frederic Williams, Tom Kilburn, and others. The Manchester Automatic Digital Computer (MADC), also known as the Manchester Mark 1, was the successor to the Manchester “Baby” computer. It was one of the earliest stored-program computers and developed and built at the University of Manchester by Williams, Kilburn, and others.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gerard O’Regan
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  1. 1.SQC ConsultingMallowIreland

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