The First Generation Computers Pictures 1

The First Generation Computers

Thanks to Joel Ewing: a picture of the Bendix G-15 Digital Computer in the G-15 Lab of the University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK, taken in July 1969. This is one of two CDC (Bendix) G-15 computers in a small room about 20' by 20', with vent hoods and a vent fan above each machine to vent the hot air outside, and four 18,000 BTU window air conditioners in each of 4 windows. Note the low-tech but highly functional piece of wood with nails on the back wall for storing short utility tapes.