Artifact Details

Title

MANIAC. Lecture by N. Metropolis at the Los Alamos History of Computing Conference

Catalog Number

102695433

Type

Moving image

Date

1976-06-10

Credits

Metropolis, N.

Place of Publication

Los Alamos, NM, US

Format

1" IVC magnetic tape

Description

Metropolis discusses events leading to the need for a computer research and utilization program at Los Alamos and the subsequent development of the MANIAC computer there. He provides a history of the MANIAC including problems devised by Fermi, Ulam, von Neumann, Teller, and others to test it.

Roughly corresponds to "The MANIAC" in _A History of Computing in the Twentieth Century_, ed. N. Metropolis, J. Howlett, and Gian-Carlo Rota.

Category

Lecture

Series Title

International Research Conference on the History of Computing

Lot Number

X5953.2011