Artifact Details

Title

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

Catalog Number

102639638

Type

Moving image

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.

Date

1976-06-10

Credits

Metropolis, N.

Place of Publication

Los Alamos, NM, US

Dimensions

10 inches

Format

Betacam SP

Category

Lecture

Series Title

International Research Conference on the History of Computing

Lot Number

X5953.2011