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
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.
Ferranti MercuryNorwegian Defence Research Establishmentmachine language programmingJan GarwickSHAPE Air Defence Technical Centre