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Background: Stored-Program Computers

Background: Stored-Program Computer
The Digital Computer at age Sixty-five
Its design, called stored-program was developed between 1936 and 1946. Alan Turing defined binary program logic in 1936 in a thought experiment and designed the Automatic Computing Engine ten years later. Presper Eckert and John Mauchly designed and built the first working stored-program systems, ENIAC and EDVAC between ’43 and ’46. John von Neumann documented and structured Eckert and Mauchly’s work3 in his 1945 First Draft Report on the EDVAC computer. His draft quickly became known as the von Neumann Architecture.
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