• 1950

Hardware Description

Elliott Brothers (London) Ltd was an early computer company of the 1950s–60s in the United Kingdom. The research laboratories were based at Borehamwood, originally set up in 1946. The first Elliott 152 computer appeared in 1950 It had a multiply time of 60 microseconds and first ran a program in 1950. For comparison, the American Whirlwind real-time computer first ran a program in 1951 and had a multiplication time that varied between 36 and 44 microseconds.