A survey of large scale computing machines, 1947 [Photoprints].

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Auerbach, Isaac L. (Isaac Levin), 1921-1992. A survey of large scale computing machines, 1947 [Photoprints].

A survey of large scale computing machines, 1947 [Photoprints].

Isaac Auerbach began his report by noting developments in analog computing beginning in the late 19th century. Particular attention was focused on Vannevar Bush's differential analyzer. He then explored the advantages of digital computing and explained the basic elements of computational theory as they were understood in the late 1940s. Auerbach's final section surveyed current projects at research institutions (Harvard Computation Laboratory, Iowa State College, National Bureau of Standards, Princeton University's Institute for Advanced Study, and MIT) and at commercial firms (Electronic Control Company, Engineering Research Associates, IBM, Raytheon, Eastman Kodak, and Bell Laboratories). Aeurbach concluded his report by analyzing the commercial market for electronic digital computers.

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