Wanted: vacuum tube logic circuits

Al Kossow aek at bitsavers.org
Thu Aug 21 13:08:23 CDT 2008


 > I found some on Bitsavers.

There are MANY others (Bendix G15, and WISC for example).

I have been trying to dig out these sorts of things from the CHM archives as I can
find them, since there is much less information available on the actual implementation
details available on how first generation computers were actually built. They were often
very careful to minimize the number of active devices, since tubes are big and consume
lots of power.

This also helps explain why so many machines performed arithmetic serially.





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