12 Hole Paper Tape - CSIRAC Computer, Unlabelled, T916, 1955-1964 Reg. No: HT 13509 117
- Paper tape program part of a collection of paper tape programs used for input to CSIRAC. This is a program tape.
This tape was used as a test tape for the archival paper tape reading project.
The owner and purpose of this program are unknown.
The collection includes the original University of Melbourne Computation Laboratory Paper Tape Library of tapes of subroutines and programs, and program and data tapes from staff and outside users.
Most of the paper tapes were 12-track punched paper tapes. 5 hole paper tapes were used primarily for data input and output rather than program input.
Each tape has a 'T' number. The Computation Laboratory Paper Tape Library consisted of tapes with a tape number less than 700. There were not 700 tapes but the number 700 was arbitrarily chosen to separate the Computation Laboratory Library tapes from user tapes.
Details of this tape:
Further information may be found in the headers of either the .CVT or .TSP files.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from University of Melbourne (The) Computer Science & Software Engineering Department
|Tagged with:||computing, csirac computer, first generation computers, mainframe computers, making history - csirac|
|Themes this item is part of:||The CSIRAC Program Library, Classification of CSIRAC Programs & Routines, CSIRAC Paper Tape Library Collection, Archival Paper Tape Reading Project for CSIRAC 12 Hole Paper Tapes, Resurrecting a CSIRAC program using an emulator, Information & Communication Collection, CSIRAC Collection|
|Primary Classification:||COMPUTING & CALCULATING|
|Secondary Classification:||Digital Computing|
|User:||University of Melbourne (The), Parkville, Victoria, Australia, 1955-1964|
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