TitleENIAC: another view. Lecture by Arthur W. Burks at the Los Alamos History of Computing Conference
CreditsBurks, Arthur W.
Place of PublicationLos Alamos, NM, US
|Other number||Reel 6||Original tape numbering|
Format1" IVC magnetic tape
DescriptionBurks traces the development of the stored-program computer from the antecedents of the ENIAC through the first generation of stored-program computers: EDVAC, IAS, WHIRLWIND, EDSAC, UNIVAC I, and others. He begins with a detailed discussion of the ENIAC's hardware and arithmetic design, organization, and differential analayzer, as well as programming and evaluation of the ENIAC. He then discusses the development of high-speed READ-WRITE electronic stores and code organization for the stored-program computer.
Reel covers 2:42 to 3:32 PM.
Roughly corresponds to "From ENIAC to the Stored-Program Computer: Two Revolutions in Computers" in _A History of Computing in the Twentieth Century_, ed. N. Metropolis, J. Howlett, and Gian-Carlo Rosa