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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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Computer architecture and the ACE computers

Computer architecture and the ACE computers

(p.193) 8 Computer architecture and the ACE computers
Alan Turing's Automatic Computing Engine

Robert Doran

Oxford University Press

This chapter examines the architecture of the ACE computers in the light of developments in computer architecture over the fifty years that followed the birth of ACE. The concept of computer architecture is discussed and the history of the RISC (Reduced Instruction Set Computer) movement is reviewed. It is argued that a closer inspection of the Pilot ACE and the earlier proposals for the ACE suggests that the ACE's claim to be the first RISC architecture has merit.

Keywords:   ACE, Alan M. Turing, computers, Reduced Instruction Set Computer

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