Computing Machine Laboratory

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Max Newman established the Royal Society Computing Machine Laboratory at Manchester University, shortly after the end of World War II, around 1946. The Laboratory was funded through a grant from the Royal Society which was approved in the summer of 1946.[1] He recruited the engineers Frederic Calland Williams and Thomas Kilburn where they built the world's first electronic stored-program digital computer, which came to be known as the Manchester Baby,[2] based on Alan Turing's ideas. Their prototype ran its first program on 21 June 1948.[3]


  1. ^ "Max Newman and the Mark 1". Retrieved 2010-01-30. 
  2. ^ "The Modern History of Computing". Retrieved 2010-01-30. 
  3. ^ The essential Turing: seminal writings in computing, logic, philosophy ... p. 209. Retrieved 2010-01-27.