Giant "calculator" (the Mark I computer) solves mathematics problems at Harvard University, Boston Massachusetts
Boston Massachusetts USA Date:1944 Duration:51 sec Sound:Yes
Giant "calculator" (early computer) solves mathematical problems at Harvard University in Boston. Video shows the Automatic Sequence Controlled Calculator (ASCC), called the Mark I. It was devised by Howard Aiken. Navy personnel seen working with the computer. Man writes in books and looks at calculated numbers printed on a paper. Man at the giant calculator. Man loads a 24 channel punched paper data tape. Naval sailors look at the giant calculator. Computer scientist Lieutenant Grace Hopper (later Rear Admiral USN) is seen near the end of the clip. She was one of the first programmers of the Mark I and an early force in the development of machine-independent programming languages like COBOL.
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