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In the footsteps of Colossus: a description of Oedipus

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1 Author(s)
Lavington, S. ; Essex Univ., Colchester, UK

A number of cryptanalysis projects were developed in the UK during the postwar years 1945-1955. One of the most significant of these was Oedipus, a special-purpose rapid analytical machine using novel digital storage. Oedipus was developed by GCHQ and the UK companies Elliott and Ferranti. Oedipus contained a large semiconductor associative memory, a magnetic drum with on-the-fly searching, and a high-speed RAM cache. Its history has only recently been made publicly available.

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Annals of the History of Computing, IEEE  (Volume:28 ,  Issue: 2 )