Some Technical Specifications of the Analytical Engine

by Martin F. Johansen, 2013

Babbage's plans of the Analytical Engine include between 50,000 and 80,000 parts; it would be powered by a steam engine. It would be the size of a small locomotive. Quoting Doron Swade, the Analytical Engine had "all the essential logical features of a modern digital computer", "these feature are explicitly embodied in his design". The following specifications were listed by Doron Swade in a talk at the Computer History Museum, May 1, 2008 and further elaborated in his talk at The Neukom Institute at Dartmouth.

Copyright © 2013, Martin F. Johansen