You are looking at 1-2 of 2 entries  for:

  • All: war establishment x
  • Mathematics and Computer Science x
clear all

View:

Overview

war establishment

The level of equipment and manning laid down for a military unit in wartime.

Colossus

Colossus  

An electronic special-purpose digital “computer” that was built in great secrecy by the Post Office Research Station in London and began useful work at the government establishment at Bletchley Park, ...
Colossus

Colossus   Quick reference

A Dictionary of Computer Science (7 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016

...in great secrecy by the Post Office Research Station in London and began useful work at the government establishment at Bletchley Park, Buckinghamshire, in late 1943 . It contained 1500 vacuum tubes (valves) and could operate at high speed. The strategy or ‘program’ was controlled from patchboards and switches. The faster Mark II machines, operating by mid- 1944 , contained 2500 tubes. Both versions were used for code-breaking purposes during World War...

View: