by Maurice V. Wilkes
- Essay One Charles Babbage-The Great Uncle of Computing
Essay Two The Beginnings of Electronic Computers
Essay Three The Development of the Stored Program Computer
Processor Technology and Workstations
- Essay Four Personal Computers and Workstations
Essay Five The RISC Movement in Processor Architecture
Essay Six Achievements and Challenges in VLSI Processor Design
Essay Seven It's All Software Now!
Essay Eight The Lure of Parallelism and Its Problems
- Essay Nine Software and the Programmer
Essay Ten From FORTRAN and ALGOL to Object-Oriented Languages
Essay Eleven Operating Systems in a Changing World
Essay Twelve Artificial Intelligence as the Year 2000 Approaches
Essay Thirteen Software and Industrial Research
- Essay Fourteen Computer Networks and the Bandwidth Famine
Essay Fifteen Email and Its Competitors
Essay Sixteen Light Amplifiers and Solitons
- Essay Seventeen Computer Security in the Business World-Time-Sharing Systems
Essay Eighteen Computer Security in the Business World-Distributed Systems
In this insightful collection of essays, Maurice Wilkes shares his unique perspective on the development of computers and the current state of the art. These enlightening essays discuss the foundational ideas behind modern computing and provide a solid grounding for the appreciation of emerging computer technologies.
Wilkes, one of the founders of computing, has provided enormous contributions to the development of computers, including the design and construction of the EDSAC computer and early development of programming for a stored program computer. He was responsible for the concept of microprogramming. Wilkes also wrote the first paper to appear on cache memories and was an early worker in the field of wide bandwidth local area networks. In 1992 he was awarded the prestigious Kyoto Prize for Advanced Technology.
These essays will be of interest to everyone involved with computers and how they arrived at their present state. Wilkes presents his perspectives with keen historical sensibility and engineering practicality. Readers are invited to consider these observations and form their own perspectives on the present state of the computer art.
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- © Morgan Kaufmann 1995
- 28th June 2014
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