toby at telegraphics.com.au
Mon Jan 23 16:09:47 CST 2017
On 2017-01-23 6:55 PM, Paul Koning wrote:
>> On Jan 23, 2017, at 3:52 PM, Chuck Guzis <cclist at sydex.com> wrote:
>> It's just that I bridle a bit when hearing the young 'uns refer to any
>> physically large machine as a "supercomputer".
>> It's the same feeling that I get when I see press releases today that
>> relate that David Gelernter single-handedly developed the parallel
>> computation. He's not old enough; at 61, he was still in high school
>> during the ILLIAC IV era.
> Even earlier...
> From what I've read, ENIAC supported parallel computing, but in practice it wasn't used because it was too hard to get the code right. At least, that's what a computer design course from 1948 states.
Has this been scanned anywhere?
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