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Computer History Lecture Series 2000
The Manchester University Transistor Computer
 


Richard L. Grimsdale


DATE & TIME
Thursday, September 28, 2000

6:00 p.m.


LOCATION
NASA Ames Main Auditorium, Building 201
Moffett Federal Airfield,
Mountain View, CA


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ABSTRACT OF TALK
Richard L. Grimsdale worked on industrial applications of process control computers, including the Ferranti Mark I (the commercial version of the Manchester Mark I), and designed the 100-nanosecond read-only memory for the Atlas computer.

Grimsdale is chair of Electronic Engineering at the University of Sussex. He graduated in Electrical Engineering from the University of Manchester in 1950 and studied programming the EDSAC at the University of Cambridge. Since joining the University of Sussex, he has worked on computer communication networks, computer graphics, VLSI accelerator chips for 3-D image generation and photorealistic rendering software.

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