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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 and the shaping of British computing

The ACE and the shaping of British computing

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(p.149) 6 The ACE and the shaping of British computing
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Alan Turing's Automatic Computing Engine
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Martin Campbell-Kelly

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198565932.003.0007

This chapter focuses on the legacy of the ACE to British computing. Design of the ACE began in earnest in 1953, when the pilot machine was complete, although physical construction did not start until 1956. When finally completed, the ACE was a machine of awesome proportions that remained in use until 1967. Commercially, the most important machines were those descending from the Test Assembly and the Pilot ACE.

Keywords:   ACE, computers, Pilot ACE, DEUCE, Test Assembly

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