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Alan Turing's Automatic Computing Engine : the Master Codebreaker's Struggle to build the Modern Computer.

Autore: B Jack Copeland; Oxford University Press.
Pubblicazione: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2005.
Edizione/Formato:   eBook : Document : EnglishVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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During World War II Alan Turing's work on Colossus enabled the Allies to crack German ciphers. After the war he worked on the ACE, or automatic computing engine. This volume traces the genesis and development of ACE and examines how it became the forerunner of the modern computer system.
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Genere/formato: History
Persona nominata: Alan Mathison Turing; Alan Mathison Turing
Tipo materiale: Document, Risorsa internet
Tipo documento Risorsa Internet, Computer file
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: B Jack Copeland; Oxford University Press.
ISBN: 9780198565932 0198565933
Numero OCLC: 319064541
Descrizione: 1 online resource (576 pages)
Contenuti: Foreword; Introduction; PART I: THE NATIONAL PHYSICAL LABORATORY AND THE ACE PROJECT; A Century of Measurement and Computation at the National Physical Laboratory, 1900-2000; The Creation of the NPL Mathematics Division; The Origins and Development of the ACE Project; The Pilot ACE at the National Physical Laboratory; PART II: TURING AND THE HISTORY OF COMPUTING; The ACE and the Shaping of British Computing; Computer Architecture and the ACE Computers; Turing and the Computer; From Turing Machine to "Electronic Brain"; PART III: THE ACE COMPUTERS; The Pilot ACE Instruction Format; Programming the Pilot ACE; The Pilot ACE: from Concept to Reality; The DEUCE-a User's View; Applications of the Pilot ACE and the DEUCE; The ACE Test Assembly, the Pilot ACE, the Big ACE, and the Bendix G15; The ACE Simulator and the Cybernetic Model; The Pilot Model and the Big ACE on the Web; PART IV: ELECTRONICS; How Valves Work; Recollections of Early Vacuum Tube Circuits; Circuit Design of the Pilot ACE and the Big ACE; PART V: TECHNICAL REPORTS AND LECTURES ON THE ACE AND THE PILOT ACE, 1945-1951; Proposed Electronic Calculator (1945); Notes on Memory (1945); The Turing-Wilkinson Lecture Series (1946-1947); The State of the Art in Electronic Digital Computing in Britain and the United States (1947)

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Describing the author's struggle to build the modern computer, this book contains first hand accounts by him and by the pioneers of computing who worked with him. It is intended to be accessible to  Per saperne di più…

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