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State Support for the Expansion of UK University Computing in the 1950s

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1 Author(s)
Martyn Clark ; University of Leeds

Fifty years ago, a major injection of government funding allowed six UK universities to purchase commercially produced computers. The funding facilitated a significant increase in computing resources for science and engineering research in the UK. Two government agencies-the University Grants Committee and the Advisory Committee on High Speed Calculating Machines-played notable roles in this process.

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IEEE Annals of the History of Computing  (Volume:32 ,  Issue: 1 )