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Alan Turing's electronic brain : the struggle to build the ACE, the world's fastest computer

Author: Brian Jack Copeland
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2012.
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Well known for this crucial wartime role in breaking the ENIGMA code, this book chronicles Turing's struggle to build the modern computer. Includes first hand accounts by Turing and the pioneers of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
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Named Person: Alan Turing; Alan Mathison Turing; Alan Mathison Turing
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Brian Jack Copeland
ISBN: 9780199609154 0199609152 9780198565932 0198565933
OCLC Number: 795769588
Notes: Originally published as "Alan Turing's Automatic Computing Engine"
Description: xxi, 553 S : Ill.
Contents: Foreword ; Introduction to the Centenary Edition ; 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)
Responsibility: B. Jack Copeland and others.
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