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Proceedings of the IRE

Issue 10 • Date Oct. 1953

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  • Table of contents

    Publication Year: 1953 , Page(s): 1217 - 1218
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  • Acknowledgment

    Publication Year: 1953 , Page(s): 1219
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  • The Computer Issue

    Publication Year: 1953 , Page(s): 1220 - 1222
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  • Computing Bit by Bit or Digital Computers Made Easy

    Publication Year: 1953 , Page(s): 1223 - 1230
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  • Can Machines Think?

    Publication Year: 1953 , Page(s): 1230 - 1234
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  • Computers and Automata

    Publication Year: 1953 , Page(s): 1234 - 1241
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    This paper reviews briefly some of the recent developments in the field of automata and nonnumerical computation. A number of typical machines are described, including logic machines, game-playing machines and learning machines. Some theoretical questions and developments are discussed, such as a comparison of computers and the brain, Turing's formulation of computing machines and von Neumann's mo... View full abstract»

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  • Electronic Computers and Telephone Switching

    Publication Year: 1953 , Page(s): 1242 - 1244
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    Automatic telephone switching and digital computation have much in common. Both rely upon discrete rather than continuous devices. Development of recent switching systems with a close functional resemblance to large digital computers has increased this overlap. The next big step in telephone switching should be towards electronics. In making this step, switching scientists and engineers can be muc... View full abstract»

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  • Fundamentals of Digital Computer Programming

    Publication Year: 1953 , Page(s): 1245 - 1249
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    A simplified stored-program digital computer is described in order to demonstrate the fundamentals of computer programming. Using eight instructions, a number of basic techniques are illustrated by means of programs which perform elementary arithmetic and logical computations. The stored-program computer's capacity for modifying its own program is demonstrated. View full abstract»

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  • Influence of Programming Techniques on the Design of Computers

    Publication Year: 1953 , Page(s): 1250 - 1254
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    Along with advances in hardware design, the programmer is making advances in programming techniques. These new techniques take advantage of the high-speed checked operation of the computer to perform the routine work of programming. It is quite conceivable that these techniques will exert a strong influence on computer design in the future. View full abstract»

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  • Analogue vs. Digital Computers-A Comparison

    Publication Year: 1953 , Page(s): 1254 - 1262
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    Analogue and digital computing machines are both capable of solving numerous types of mathematical problems. Nevertheless, these two kinds of machines mechanize the solutions in fundamentally different ways. The problem of simulation in real time is used as a basis for comparing the characteristics of the two kinds of machines as regards basic units, size, speed, precision, accuracy, stability, in... View full abstract»

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  • The System Design of the IBM Type 701 Computer

    Publication Year: 1953 , Page(s): 1262 - 1275
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    In designing any new piece of equipment a choice has to be made from a number of alternatives. Rather than just enumerating the features incorporated in the IBM Type 701 Computer, an attempt is made to record the reasons for their choice. Emphasis is given to the features which are believed to be new. These include improved arithmetic and logical facilities, as well as the methods developed for co... View full abstract»

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  • Engineering Description of the IBM Type 701 Computer

    Publication Year: 1953 , Page(s): 1275 - 1287
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    The IBM Electronic Data Processing Machines Type 701 and Associated Equipment constitute a large scale electronic digital calculator. These machines, which incorporate the newest devices for input, output, and storage, are currently in production at the IBM Plant 2, Poughkeepsie, N.Y. This paper presents a general engineering description of the 701 with emphasis on what are believed to be new tech... View full abstract»

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  • The Arithmetic Element of the IBM Type 701 Computer

    Publication Year: 1953 , Page(s): 1287 - 1294
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    The arithmetic element of the IBM Type 701 Computer contains a number of innovations, both in circuits and in logic, which distinguish it from that used in other high-speed, parallel, binary computers. The most significant of these is the storage element used in the arithmetic registers, in place of the more usual flip-flop or trigger circuit. Use of this new element enables a number of simplifica... View full abstract»

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  • The SWAC-Design Features and Operating Experience

    Publication Year: 1953 , Page(s): 1294 - 1299
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    The SWAC is an ultra-high-speed digital computer utilizing a Williams tube memory, an auxiliary magnetic drum memory and a punched card input-output system. A general description of the functional organization of the computer is given together with a brief discussion of the various commands and how they are executed. Some of the special engineering features of the computer are described, in partic... View full abstract»

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  • SEAC

    Publication Year: 1953 , Page(s): 1300 - 1313
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    This article gives a comprehensive view of an electronic digital computer located at the National Bureau of Standards in Washington, D.C. The machine, called SEAC, has been in almost continuous operation since it was dedicated in the spring of 1950. It features a novel type of "transformer-coupled dynamic circuitry" and makes extensive use of germanium diodes. SEAC is a synchronous machine, operat... View full abstract»

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  • Electronic Circuits of the NAREC Computer

    Publication Year: 1953 , Page(s): 1313 - 1320
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    This paper describes several of the circuits developed at the Naval Research Laboratory for its electronic digital computer, the NAREC. These circuits, which include inverters, flip-flops, counters, steppers, pulse generators, adders and comparators, employ crystal diodes where practical for all non-linear functions and use vacuum tubes only where inversion or amplification is required. All circui... View full abstract»

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  • Diagnostic Programs for the Illiac

    Publication Year: 1953 , Page(s): 1320 - 1325
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    The diagnostic programs used for maintenance of the ILLIAC, the University of Illinois' digital computer, are described. The uses of diagnostic programs for fault detection, fault isolation, and periodic computer servicing are discussed. The characteristics of the "leapfrog" program, both as a detection program and as an isolation program, are described in detail. Descriptions of one of the more c... View full abstract»

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  • The Logistics Computer

    Publication Year: 1953 , Page(s): 1325 - 1332
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    The design and construction of a special-purpose electronic computer designed especially for logistics data-processing is described. The special characteristics required in this type of computer are listed together with the major design features incorporated to provide the particular characteristics. The logic of the computer is covered briefly and the method of programming is indicated. Construct... View full abstract»

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  • The Remington Rand Type 409-2 Electronic Computer

    Publication Year: 1953 , Page(s): 1332 - 1340
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    The Remington Rand Electronic Computer, Type 409-2, does computations by arithmetic steps in sequence with a unique self-proving feature. Parallel inputs to ten vacuum-tube decades are added or directly subtracted into a 22-column Accumulator. The Accumulator is connected in a ring so that a number or pair of numbers can be shifted to any position. Decimal positions are automatically handled by a ... View full abstract»

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  • An Automatic Telephone System Employing Magnetic Drum Memory

    Publication Year: 1953 , Page(s): 1341 - 1347
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    The use of magnetic drum memory in an automatic telephone switching office is described. A capacitive scanner acts as a time-division connector through which information generated by subscribers' telephone sets is conveyed to storage on magnetic drums. Information thus accumulated is combined with "permanent" information on the magnetic drums, processed in accordance with built-in programs and dis... View full abstract»

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  • Machine Aid for Switching Circuit Design

    Publication Year: 1953 , Page(s): 1348 - 1351
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    The design of circuits composed of logical elements may be facilitated by auxiliary machines. This paper describes one such machine, made of relays, selector switches, gas diodes, and germanium diodes. This machine (called the relay circuit analyzer) has as inputs both a relay contact circuit and the specifications the circuit is expected to satisfy. The analyzer (1) verifies whether the circuit s... View full abstract»

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  • The Design of the Bendix Digital Differential Analyzer

    Publication Year: 1953 , Page(s): 1352 - 1356
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    The error reduction scheme employed by the Bendix Digital Differential Analyzer, which utilizes both ternary inter-communication between integrators and trapezoidal integration, is described. A device for the variation and automatic resetting of initial conditions is discussed together with an example illustrating its operation. Finally, techniques employed for minimizing the size of the computer ... View full abstract»

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  • Theory of Logical Nets

    Publication Year: 1953 , Page(s): 1357 - 1365
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    The aim of this paper is to place on a more rigorous basis the application of two-valued logic to digital computing circuits. To this end we study the formal properties of various logical nets some of which represent such circuits to a useful degree. A logical net is an array constructed from two primitive elements: a "stroke element," by means of which circuit components performing logical functi... View full abstract»

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  • Elements of Boolean Algebra for the Study of Information-Handling Systems

    Publication Year: 1953 , Page(s): 1366 - 1380
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    Boolean algebra is the algebra of classes or sets of objects. It consists essentially of systematic rules for the use of the fundamental connectives "or," "and," "not." The relevance of Boolean algebra to the information-handling field stems from the fact that, in digital systems, information can be represented only by means of sets of discrete physical states of the machinery involved. This paper... View full abstract»

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  • Dynamic Circuit Techniques Used in SEAC and DYSEAC

    Publication Year: 1953 , Page(s): 1380 - 1387
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    As a result of decisions to perform all logical operations in germanium diode circuits, all storage in delay lines and only amplification in tubes, there has been developed a digital computer circuitry whose high degree of standardization offers several advantages. Manufacturing, stocking replacements, and troubleshooting are simplified by having only two types of plug-in packages; moreover very t... View full abstract»

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This Periodical ceased production in 1962. The current retitled publication is Proceedings of the IEEE.

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