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SILLIAC: The Machine that Brought Australia Into the Computer Age

5/14/2021 4:21:04 PM

The University of Sidney News -- At that time, there were just a dozen computers in existence worldwide, and the Illinois Automatic Computer (ILLIAC), built by the University of Illinois, was considered the best. Ideas around intellectual property were more relaxed then than now, and Illinois University was happy to share their ILLIAC blueprints, if Sydney shared its own advances on ILLIAC with them.

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