• University_of_Manchester_Atlas_January_1963

Ferranti Atlas (II)

Supercomputer

Manufacturer:Ferranti
CPU Architecture:Atlas
Introduction:1962
Price:US$0
Number produced:6 (3 Atlas, 3 Atlas II)
Number in collection:0
Related artefacts in collection:4
  • atlas_fld_1

Engineering Drawings

Artefact 1

Acquired:2017
  • atlas_fld_1
  • atlas_fld_2
  • atlas_fld_3
  • atlas_fld_4
  • atlas_fld_5

High resolution scans of this folder of Atlas II drawings is available here

  • atlas_io_1

822-type module (hex flip-flop)

Artefact 2

Acquired:2017
  • atlas_io_1
  • atlas_io_2

Uses Mullard OC170 Germanium PNP transistors and OA47 Germanion diodes; two of the diodes have been removed. Note the colored plastic tabs that can be used to quickly identify the module using the universal resistor color code.

  • atlas_diode_1

871-type Module (diode matrix)

Artefact 3

Acquired:2017
  • atlas_diode_1
  • atlas_diode_2

Uses Mullard OA5 Germanium diodes.

  • atlas_ff_1

534-type Module (I/O)

Artefact 4

Acquired:2017
  • atlas_ff_1
  • atlas_ff_2

Uses Mullard OC42 Germanium PNP transistors.