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Alan Turing's Automatic Computing EngineThe Master Codebreaker's Struggle to build the Modern Computer$
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B. Jack Copeland

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780198565932

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198565932.001.0001

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The ACE Test Assembly, the Pilot ACE, the Big ACE, and the Bendix G15

The ACE Test Assembly, the Pilot ACE, the Big ACE, and the Bendix G15

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(p.281) 13 The ACE Test Assembly, the Pilot ACE, the Big ACE, and the Bendix G15
Source:
Alan Turing's Automatic Computing Engine
Author(s):

Harry D. Huskey

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198565932.003.0014

This chapter begins with a brief discussion of the ENIAC and the EDVAC projects in the US. The author then describes his work at the National Physical Laboratory. Topics covered include the ACE Test Assembly, the 12-bit ACE, the Big ACE, the SWAC (National Bureau of Standards Western Automatic Computer), and the Bendix G15. Finally, a comparison of the Test Assembly, Pilot Model, and G15 is presented.

Keywords:   ENIAC, EDVAC, ACE Test Assembly, Pilot Ace, Big Ace, Bendix G15

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