January 24, 1948: IBM Dedicated Poppa in New York City
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January 24, 1948: IBM Dedicated Poppa in New York City

the Poppa - SSEC

1948 – At IBM world headquarters, IBM dedicated the Selective Sequence Electronic Calculator (SSEC). The machine – otherwise known as Poppa – was the first computer to combine electronic computation with stored instruction. The 13,500 vacuum tube computer contained 21,000 relays. The 1,800 square foot computer room had a large glass window so the public could […]

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