Short for Electronic Delay Storage Automatic Calculator, EDSAC is an early British computer that is considered to be the first stored program electronic computer that was created at the University of Cambridge in England. The computer performed its first calculation on May 6, 1949 and was the computer that ran the first graphical computer game, nicknamed "Baby". In the picture to the right, is an example of what the EDSAC computer looked like.
In the picture below, is an example of the Edsac simulator that can be run on today's computers. The simulator simulates the EDSAC computer as it existed between 1949-1951.
- When was the first computer invented?
- What was the first video and computer game released?
- A downloadable simulator of EDSAC.
Also see: Computer history