Oral history interview with David J. Wheeler, 1987 May 14. (Archival material, 1987) [WorldCat.org]
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Oral history interview with David J. Wheeler, 1987 May 14.

Author: David J Wheeler; William Aspray
Edition/Format:   Archival material : English
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Wheeler begins with a discussion of the EDSAC project at the University Mathematical Laboratory at Cambridge from 1948-1951. He compares the research orientation and programming methods at Cambridge with those at the Institute for Advanced Study. He points out that, while the Cambridge group was motivated to process many smaller projects from the larger university community, the Institute was involved with a smaller
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Genre/Form: History
Oral histories
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: David J Wheeler; William Aspray
OCLC Number: 63306966
Notes: Recorded in Princeton, N.J.
Description: Sound cassette : 1 (60 min.) : analog, mono. Transcript : 27 p. Computer data (1 file : 45K)

Abstract:

Wheeler begins with a discussion of the EDSAC project at the University Mathematical Laboratory at Cambridge from 1948-1951. He compares the research orientation and programming methods at Cambridge with those at the Institute for Advanced Study. He points out that, while the Cambridge group was motivated to process many smaller projects from the larger university community, the Institute was involved with a smaller number of larger projects.

Wheeler mentions some of the projects that were run on the EDSAC, the user-oriented programming methods that developed at the laboratory, and the influence of the EDSAC model on the ILLIAC, the ORDVAC, and the International Business Machines 701. He also discusses weekly meetings held in conjunction with the National Physical Laboratory, the University of Birmingham, and the Telecommunications Research Establishment. These were attended by visitors from other British institutions as well as from the continent and the United States. In the final part of the interview Wheeler discusses his visit to Illinois where he worked on the ILLIAC and taught from 1951-1953.

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