Computer Hardware (2), SNOCOM input/output control, metal/electronic components/paper/pvc/rubber/Bakelite, Section of Mathematical Instruments (a division of the CSIRO), Australia, 1960
SNOCOM was used by the Snowy Mountains Hydroelectric Authority (SMHA), SNOCOM was installed in the SMHA headquarters at Cooma, NSW, SNOCOM was installed in 1960 and remained in service until 1967. The SNOCOM was a relatively small, fixed-point, serial, stored-program computer with a drum store of 2048 32-bit words arranged around 64 traks each holding 32 words. Input was via a 300 ch/s Ferranti 5-channel paper tape reader, and output was via a Teletype paper tape punch at 50 ch/s and a 10 ch/s IBM typewriter.
SNOCOM I/O Control Punch
Single door cabinet, three feet high with sloping control panel on top. The Bakelite panel frames many switches, lights and buttons. The cabinet door has a chrome handle. The door opens to reveal wiring and electronic components.
IBM electric typewriter
Modified IBM electric typewriter for printouts of SNOCOM results.