EDSAC 1 computer, c 1949.
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EDSAC 1, c 1949. The EDSAC computer (Electronic Delay Storage Automatic Computer), was jointly designed by Profesor Maurice Vincent Wilkes, an English physicist. In Amercia Wilkes saw the ENIAC computer, and with the asistance of colleagues, he constructed the Cambridge University digital computer EDSAC, with ultrasonic delay lines for data storage. He became Profesor of Computer Technology in 1965 and a research strategy consultant to the Olivetti Research Directorate in 1990.