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Edinburgh gets System 4/75: 1968
Edinburgh System 4/75 Delivered
Edinburgh Regional Centre took delivery of an ICL System 4/75. A great deal of effort went into developing the Edinburgh Multi-Access Project (EMAP) which was not a success and was eventually abandoned in 1970.
Daresbury Machine Upgraded
The Daresbury 360/50 is replaced by an IBM 360/65. The Rutherford system is now running 4 shifts and the Particle Physics laboratories have 7 or 8 times more capacity than the Atlas Laboratory.
ICL Propose Dual Processor 1908A for Atlas
In 1968, ICL came forward with a proposal for a Dual-Processor 1908A for delivery to the Atlas Computer Laboratory in 1972. Initially, a 1906A-1908A system would be delivered and the 1906A upgraded to a 1908A at a later date. A firm price for the system was provided and plans for a second machine room to house the system were drawn up. This would be a very large extension to the existing Atlas Machine Room being about 1.5 times the size of the existing building.
With 1906As likely to be installed in some of the KDF9 Universities (ICL had merged with English Electric by this stage), this would be a reasonable scenario.