Automatic Sequence Controlled Calculator


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Automatic Sequence Controlled Calculator

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At that time, she was assigned to work with an Automatic Sequence Controlled Calculator, Mark I.
In the fall of 1937, a young instructor at Harvard University presented the senior engineer of the International Business Machines Corporation with an extraordinary request: he wanted IBM to assist him in (and pay for) the construction of an automatic calculating machine that would fulfill the pressing need "for more powerful calculating methods in the mathematical and physical sciences." The young instructor's name was Howard Hathaway Aiken; the machine he built was the IBM Automatic Sequence Controlled Calculator (ASCC), more commonly known as the Harvard Mark I.

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