The Manchester University High-Speed Digital Computer, in, The Journal of the British Institution of Radio Engineers Vol 14 no 6 June 1954. Manchester University, Journal of the British Institution of Radio Engineers, IRE, British Computing, D. B. G. Edwards.

The Manchester University High-Speed Digital Computer, in, The Journal of the British Institution of Radio Engineers Vol 14 no 6 June 1954.

British Institution of Radio Engineers, London, June 1954, Volume 14 Number 6; pp 237-284,Whole issue.

Condition: Very Good overall, small crease along spine, rustbleed from staple at top of front page, light top corner fold. Light blue paper wraps, 7.25x9.5, double-column text, advertisements, illustrations & photographs. Binding is tight, pages are clean & unmarked.

Keywords: Manchester University computers, british computers, history of computers in britain, computers in the 1950s, british computing, history of computing in britain

Price: $200.00

Item Description

Whole separate issue, with Edwards paper comprising pages 269 - 278 inclusive

Other Contents include -- The Convention Banquet; Abstracts of Convention Papers; Microwave Measuring Equipment (P M Ratcliffe); An Electronic Random Selector (R W Walker); Fault Incidence in Mobile V.H.F. Equipment (G Raine); books received; notices.

'The paper deals briefly with the simple principles and the various essentials of any digital computer. It then deals specifically with the Manchester Machine and shows how its mode of operation is moulded around the cathode-ray tube storage system. The provision of a large capacity 'memory' by means of magnetic recording on a rotating drum is discussed and also the methods of communication with the machine. Mention is made of maintenance techniques which have been used to keep the machine operative for mathematical work since July 1951' (from the paper's Summary).