Sunday, June 14, 2009

UNIVAC simulator

This is very curious...
UNIVAC Simulator by Peter Zilahy Ingerman, PhD.
He worked on UNIVACs from '57 to '63 and he writes;

Have I mentioned to you that my simulator actually runs the David Taylor Model Basin programs correctly ... even with some of the coding tricks that Betty Holberton used?

UNISYS visit

Brian Daly at UNISYS met with Bill Mauchly, Al Rollin (pres. of UNISYS Retirees Group), Joe LaViola of the Historic Committee, and Jim Reed to discuss the different ideas on the table for an ENIAC replica, and/or a UNIVAC 1 in the Marketplace at East Falls location. Documenting first hand stories from retirees about the UNIVAC 1 was noted as an important role of the museum. The video recording process is fairly affordable these days and could commence within the museum space before renovations begin.
This paints a picture of a museum that will be continuously evolving and growing in its mission to bring Philadelphians a fresh and exciting look at its own heritage and importance in world history.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Sunday meeting

Bill Mauchly, Tom Sharpless, Jim Reed and William Reed owner of Standard Tap, met this past Sunday at Jeff's Marketplace at East Falls to see the raw space for the museum. Tom's father Kite Sharpless was an engineer on the ENIAC and UNIVACS. Tom told some stories we had not heard before and also took these great panoramic shots of the raw space...east end pano, and west end pano.