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First draft of a report on the EDVAC

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The first draft of a report on the EDVAC written by John von Neumann is presented. This first draft contains a wealth of information, and it had a pervasive influence when it was first written. Most prominently, Alan Turing cites it in his proposal for the Pilot automatic computing engine (ACE) as the definitive source for understanding the nature and design of a general-purpose digital computer.<>

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Annals of the History of Computing, IEEE  (Volume:15 ,  Issue: 4 )