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The original "Survey of large-scale computers and computer projects" was published by the Office of Naval Research in 1947 and 1948. It was revised and updated in 1950 under the title, HIGH-SPEED COMPUTING DEVICES (New York: McGraw-Hill, 1950). This work was contracted out to the Minneapolis, Minn., firm of Engineering Research Associates and was an attempt to survey the state of computer technology at a time when the Navy was weighing the possibility of supporting the development of the electronic data processing industry as a way to automate its cryptographic programs and fire-control and anti-aircraft radar defense systems. After E.R.A. completed its 1947-48 study, it received a contract from the Navy to develop the Atlas computer with stored memory capability. This slim volume represented a 1953 effort to update the 1947 survey.

From the description of A Survey of large-scale computers and computer projects, 1953. (Hagley Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122397225

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