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Dirty Gertie: the DRTE computer

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Petiot, L. ; Dept. of Comput. Sci., Calgary Univ., Alta., Canada

The article gives an account of the design, construction, and programming of the Canadian DRTE (Defence Research Telecommunications Establishment) computer, which possessed several unique features. It also describes some of the uses to which it was put. This computer is of interest because it incorporated several novel concepts, including a new form of transistorized flip-flop, a hardware decimal-to-binary and binary-to-decimal (DBBD) converter and a unique core memory.<>

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Annals of the History of Computing, IEEE  (Volume:16 ,  Issue: 2 )

Date of Publication:

Summer 1994

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