Work started in 1947, ran first programs on May 6th, 1949. Shut down July 11, 1958.
Electronic delay storage automatic calculator
Inspired by EDVAC
Designed to do many tasks
Inspired upon the writings of John Von Neumann
Predecessor for EDSAC 2, which had Autocode, a high-level programming language
Had system software and application software, powerful calculator/computer