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The Manchester Mark 1 computer developed by Frederic Calland Williams — and Tom Kilburn — ; historically significant because of its pioneering inclusion of index registers.
EDSAC — the first complete, fully functional computer inspired by the von Neumann architecturethe basis of every modern computer — constructed by Maurice Wilkes — The integrated circuitcommonly called the microchip, conceptualised and built by Geoffrey Dummer — The Ferranti Mark 1 a. The first known recordings of computer generated music played on the Ferranti Mark 1 computer using a programme designed by Christopher Strachey — LEO made history by running the first business application payroll system on an electronic computer for J.
Concept of microprogramming developed by Maurice Wilkes — from the realisation that the Central Processing Unit CPU of a computer could be controlled by a miniature, highly specialised computer programme in high-speed ROM.
Autocode developed by Alick Glennie — for the Manchester Mark 1 computer; Autocode is regarded as the first computer compiler.
Metrovickthe first commercial transistor computerbuilt by the Metropolitan-Vickers Company of Manchester. EDSAC 2the first computer to have a microprogrammed Microcode control unit and a bit slice hardware architecture, developed by a team headed by Maurice Wilkes — The Atlas Computer — arguably the world's first supercomputerand fastest computer in the world until the American CDC — developed by a team headed by Tom Kilburn — Introduced modern architectural concepts: Denotational semantics originated in the work of Christopher Strachey —a pioneer in programming language design.English inventions and discoveries are objects, processes or techniques invented, innovated or discovered, partially or entirely, in England by a person from England (that is, someone born in England – including to non-English parents – or born abroad with at least one English parent and who had the majority of their education or career in England).
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