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To the proposer’s knowledge, is this achievement subject to litigation?

Is the achievement you are proposing more than 25 years old? Yes

Is the achievement you are proposing within IEEE’s designated fields as defined by IEEE Bylaw I-104.11, namely: Engineering, Computer Sciences and Information Technology, Physical Sciences, Biological and Medical Sciences, Mathematics, Technical Communications, Education, Management, and Law and Policy. Yes

Did the achievement provide a meaningful benefit for humanity? Yes

Was it of at least regional importance? Yes

Has an IEEE Organizational Unit agreed to pay for the milestone plaque(s)? Yes

Has an IEEE Organizational Unit agreed to arrange the dedication ceremony? Yes

Has the IEEE Section in which the milestone is located agreed to take responsibility for the plaque after it is dedicated? Yes

Has the owner of the site agreed to have it designated as an IEEE Milestone? Yes

Year or range of years in which the achievement occurred:


Title of the proposed milestone:

Activation of the CRC102A computer at Politecnico di Milano by Luigi Dadda, 1954

Plaque citation summarizing the achievement and its significance:

In September 1954, the CRC102A digital computer was activated and operated in this University, under the direction of prof. Luigi Dadda (Lodi, 29/04/1923– Milano, 26/10/2012), thus becoming the first operating digital computer in post-war continental Europe. (alt: "one of the first digital computers in Europe" if this cannot be determined)

In what IEEE section(s) does it reside?


IEEE Organizational Unit(s) which have agreed to sponsor the Milestone:

IEEE Organizational Unit(s) paying for milestone plaque(s):

Unit: Italy Section
Senior Officer Name: Dario Petri, Chair

IEEE Organizational Unit(s) arranging the dedication ceremony:

Unit: Italy Section
Senior Officer Name: Dario Petri, Chair

Unit: C16 Italy Chapter
Senior Officer Name: Sabrina de Capitani di Vimercati

IEEE section(s) monitoring the plaque(s):

IEEE Section: Italy
IEEE Section Chair name: Dario Petri

Milestone proposer(s):

Proposer name: Stefano Zanero
Proposer email: Proposer's email masked to public

Please note: your email address and contact information will be masked on the website for privacy reasons. Only IEEE History Center Staff will be able to view the email address.

Street address(es) and GPS coordinates of the intended milestone plaque site(s):

Politecnico di Milano Dipartimento di Elettronica, Informazione e Bioingegneria Via Ponzio 34/5 Milano, Italy

Describe briefly the intended site(s) of the milestone plaque(s). The intended site(s) must have a direct connection with the achievement (e.g. where developed, invented, tested, demonstrated, installed, or operated, etc.). A museum where a device or example of the technology is displayed, or the university where the inventor studied, are not, in themselves, sufficient connection for a milestone plaque.

Please give the address(es) of the plaque site(s) (GPS coordinates if you have them). Also please give the details of the mounting, i.e. on the outside of the building, in the ground floor entrance hall, on a plinth on the grounds, etc. If visitors to the plaque site will need to go through security, or make an appointment, please give the contact information visitors will need. If possible, we will place the plaque both on the original location of the machine (which is now a teaching building), and a more visible one in the highly visible display room where the original machine is currently exhibited

Are the original buildings extant?

Yes, but they have been extensively remodeled over the years.

Details of the plaque mounting:

In the original building it might be placed in the entrance hall. The current display is located in the main entrance of the DEIB department, a highly visible location.

How is the site protected/secured, and in what ways is it accessible to the public?

Both locations are publicly accessible during the opening hours of the campus (usually 8.30am-9pm daily except on Sundays and holidays).

Who is the present owner of the site(s)?

Politecnico di Milano owns both buildings.

What is the historical significance of the work (its technological, scientific, or social importance)?

What obstacles (technical, political, geographic) needed to be overcome?

What features set this work apart from similar achievements?

Supporting texts and citations to establish the dates, location, and importance of the achievement: Minimum of five (5), but as many as needed to support the milestone, such as patents, contemporary newspaper articles, journal articles, or chapters in scholarly books. 'Scholarly' is defined as peer-reviewed, with references, and published. You must supply the texts or excerpts themselves, not just the references. At least one of the references must be from a scholarly book or journal article. All supporting materials must be in English, or accompanied by an English translation.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luigi_Dadda http://www.ieeeghn.org/wiki/index.php/Oral-History:Luigi_Daddahttp://icse08.upb.de/program/luigidadda.html http://icse08.upb.de/program/luigidadda.html http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=6545879

Supporting materials (supported formats: GIF, JPEG, PNG, PDF, DOC): All supporting materials must be in English, or if not in English, accompanied by an English translation. You must supply the texts or excerpts themselves, not just the references. For documents that are copyright-encumbered, or which you do not have rights to post, email the documents themselves to ieee-history@ieee.org. Please see the Milestone Program Guidelines for more information.

http://progetti.metid.polimi.it/ti/sito_HTML/smil/dadda/app/Elab.jpg http://progetti.metid.polimi.it/ti/sito_HTML/smil/timeline/img/poli/elab.jpg

Please email a jpeg or PDF a letter in English, or with English translation, from the site owner(s) giving permission to place IEEE milestone plaque on the property, and a letter (or forwarded email) from the appropriate Section Chair supporting the Milestone application to ieee-history@ieee.org with the subject line "Attention: Milestone Administrator." Note that there are multiple texts of the letter depending on whether an IEEE organizational unit other than the section will be paying for the plaque(s).