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50 Years of Computing at NTNU

50 Years of Computing at NTNU

At 15:00 o´clock on this very date in 1962, GIER - the first digital computer at NTNU - was powered on. So at 15:00 today, NTNU can celebrate 50 years of computing!

We know the exact time, since Associate Professor Olav B. Brusdal kept a record of it in his notes. We also know that the first program to run successfully was executed at 20:45 the very same day. It was a program written in the ALGOL programming language, and the program was designed to calculate magical squares.

Learn more about NTNU's computer history at ITovation next week.
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By: Kai Torgeir Dragland     Published: 22.11.2012     
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