IBM's ASCC introduction 3

(a.k.a. The Harvard Mark I)

IBM's ASCC introduction 3

The ASCC at Harvard

The ASCC at Harvard
The ASCC at Harvard
Used by the Navy during the war to run repetitive calculations for the production of mathematical tables, the Mark I operated at Harvard for 15 years while assisting in the solution of complex problems in various disciplines. Ultimately, a portion of the machine was sent to the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., while Harvard retained a section as an exhibit. Some of the ASCC's electromechanical counters are preserved today in IBM's collection of historical computing devices.

Be sure to visit the ASCC Reference room for additional information on, and views of, this remarkable machine.


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