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Teaching Photograph - Instruction Format Diagram, Computer Systems, Trevor Pearcey, 1959-1992 Image Reg. No: MM 068294

Summary:
Photograph of a computer programming diagram entitled "Fig. 6. Five basic instruction formats". Diagram shows arrangement of bits in each of five instructions.

This is one of a set of photographs showing computers, computer components, computer structure diagrams and computer programmimg instructions, probably used as aids in teaching computing subjects. The diagrams and instructions relate to several pioneer models and systems of stored program computers dating back as far as the 1950s and including CSIRAC (originally known as CSIR Mark 1), Cirrus, Atlas, IBM System/360 , CDC 6600 System, and Illiac IV.
Description:
Black and white photographic print of a computer programming diagram.
Description Of Content:
Computer programming diagram showing basic instruction formats.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Steve & Connie Kormas, 2001
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 125 mm (Width), 195 mm (Length)

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Tagged with: computer engineering, computer programming, computer software, computers, computing, making history - csirac
Themes this item is part of: CSIRAC Drawings & Diagrams - An Overview, Information & Communication Collection, CSIRAC Collection, Trevor Pearcey, Computer Engineer & CSIRAC Specialist (1919-1998), Trevor Pearcey, 1919 - 1998: a brief biography, Trevor Pearcey & the First Australian Computer: A Lost Opportunity?, Trevor Pearcey & the First Australian Computer: A Lost Opportunity?
Primary Classification: COMPUTING & CALCULATING
Secondary Classification: Digital Computing
Tertiary Classification: drawings
Original Caption: Five basic instruction formats
Inscriptions: Printed in black below the diagram: "Fig. 6. Five basic instruction formats.".
Museum Victoria catalogue reference handwritten in black pencil on reverse at lower right: "MM 68294".
Handrwritten in blue ink on reverse at centre: "360 Inst. Formats".
Photographic paper manufacturer's multiple imprint in black ink on reverse: "PAPIER / FABRIQUE / PAR KODAK".
Format: Photograph: Black & White; 7½ in. x 5 in.
Creator: Dr Trevor Pearcey, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1950s-1960s

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