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The computing universe : a journey through a revolution

Author: Anthony J G Hey; Gyuri Pápay
Publisher: New York, New York : Cambridge University Press, 2015. ©2015
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Computers now impact almost every aspect of our lives, from our social interactions to the safety and performance of our cars. How did this happen in such a short time? And this is just the beginning. In this book, Tony Hey and Gyuri Pápay lead us on a journey from the early days of computers in the 1930s to the cutting-edge research of the present day that will shape computing in the coming decades. Along the  Read more...
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Hey, Anthony J.G.
Computing universe.
New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 2014
(DLC) 2014030815
(OCoLC)885313543
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Anthony J G Hey; Gyuri Pápay
ISBN: 9781316129760 1316129764 9781316119938 1316119939 9781139032643 113903264X 1316128679 9781316128671 9781316130858 1316130851
OCLC Number: 899007268
Awards: Winner of Choice Outstanding Academic Title 2015
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 397 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Contents: Beginnings of a revolution --
The hardware --
The software is in the holes --
Programming languages and software engineering --
Algorithmics --
Mr. Turing's amazing machines --
Moore's law and the silicon revolution --
Computing gets personal --
Computer games --
Licklider's intergalactic computer network --
Weaving the World Wide Web --
The dark side of the Web --
Artificial intelligence and neural networks --
Machine learning and natural-language processing --
The end of Moore's law --
The third age of computing --
Computers and science fiction: an essay --
Epilogue : From Turing's padlocked mug to the present day --
Appendix 1. Length scales --
Appendix 2. Computer science research and the information technology industry.
Responsibility: Tony Hey, Microsoft Research, Redmond, Washington, Gyuri Pápay, IT Innovation Centre.

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