IFIP Conference on History of Nordic Computing

HiNC 2003: History of Nordic Computing pp 311-316

Ferranti Mercury at the Norwegian Defence Research Establishment

  • T. William Olle
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/0-387-24168-X_28

Volume 174 of the book series IFIP International Federation for Information Processing (IFIPAICT)
Cite this paper as:
Olle T.W. (2005) Ferranti Mercury at the Norwegian Defence Research Establishment. In: Bubenko J., Impagliazzo J., Sølvberg A. (eds) History of Nordic Computing. HiNC 2003. IFIP International Federation for Information Processing, vol 174. Springer, Boston, MA

Abstract

This paper presents the author’s experience in using what was probably the first commercially available stored program electronic digital computer used in the Nordic countries, namely the Ferranti Mercury installed at NDRE in August 1957. It describes the computer hardware and what came much later to be called the system software.

Key words

Ferranti MercuryNorwegian Defence Research Establishmentmachine language programmingJan GarwickSHAPE Air Defence Technical Centre
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Authors and Affiliations

  • T. William Olle
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  1. 1.T. William Olle AssociatesWalton on Thames, SurreyEngland