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When was the Colossus computer built?


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The actual computers called Colossus were World War II code-breaking computers built in 1943 and 1944 in Bletchley Park, Buckinghamshire, England. These were the first true programmable computers, and about a dozen were built.

The prototype, Colossus Mark I, was shown working in December 1943 and was operational at Bletchley Park by February 1944. An improved Colossus Mark II was first installed in June 1944, and ten more had been constructed by the end of the war. Unfortunately, the secret nature of these computers meant that their innovations were not available for commercial computer development for many years.

*The other computer called Colossus is a fictional artificial intelligence from a 1965 novel (Colossus) by Dennis Feltham Jones, which was the basis for the film Colossus, the Forbin Project in 1970


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Tommy Flowers designed the Colossus computer at the Post Office Research Station at Dollis Hill and the Colossus Mark I prototype was built and tested there before being moved to Bletchley Park.

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The Colossus of Rhodes was built on the island of Rhodes in Greece.

Because - when Colossus was built (in 1943), microchips had yet to be invented ! Microchips replaced valves and transistors in newer computers.

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The person who built it was Chares of Lindos

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The Colossus of Rhodes was built in 280 BC by Chares of Lindos. Chares was a Greek sculptor and built the Colossus to celebrate the victory of Rhodes over Antigonus I Monophtalmus of Cyprus.

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Colossus was operational at Bletchley Park by February 1943

The first electronic programmable computer was known as Colossus. Please see the related link. The Prototype 'Colossus Mark 1' was working in 1944. The first freely programable computer was the Z1 built between 1936 and 1938.

the main objective of the colossus was to break the enigma code

The colossus computer is a very old computer. It was the first electronic, digital and programmable computer. It was made in 1943 and used to solve a problem proposed by mathematician Max Newman.

Built in the year 480 BC ( Before Christ)

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The Colossus of Rhodes was a statue of the Greek Titan Helios. It was built to celebrate the victory of the Rhodians over the ruler of Cyprus in 305 BC.

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A colossus is a gigantic statue. The fist people who build such statues were the Egyptians. The most famous of these are the Colossi of Memnon, two gigantic statues of Pharaoh Amenhotep III.The Greeks also built such statues; the most famous one was the Colossus of Rhodes. The Romans also built this kind of statues, such as the Colossus of Nero, the Colossus of Constantine and the Colossus of Barletta

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