Erich Bloch

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The Stretch Computer project was started in order to achieve two orders of magnitude of improvement in performance over the then existing 704. Although this computer, like the 704, is aimed at scientific problems such as reactor design, hydrodynamics problems, partial differential equations etc., its instruction set and organization are such that it can(More)
  • Lin Zhong, Wang, +37 authors Maureen O 'brien
  • 2005
PCAST " shall advise the President… on matters involving science and technology policy, " and " shall assist the National Science and Technology Council (NSTC) in securing private sector involvement in its activities. " The NSTC is a cabinet-level council that coordinates interagency research and development activities and science and technology policy(More)
Strictly speaking, the term “Very Large Scale Integration” refers to the number of gates or elementary cells which can be reliably fabricated on a single integrated circuit chip. The current state of the art yields memory chips having 16K elements and random logic (microprocessor) chips having 5K gates. The near future should see 64K bit memory(More)
  • Erich Bloch
  • 1984
IT IS IMPORTANT to talk about the future, especially in an area of human activity, where changes are occurring at such a rapid rate as is the case of the workplace. Someone once said, "if you do not know where you are going-any road or path will get you there." Unfortunately, the inverse is sometimes also true: "if you know where you are going-no road will(More)
NOTICE: To arrive at the findings and recommendations of this report, the National Academy of Engineering has used a process that involves careful selection of a balanced and knowledgeable committee, assembly of relevant information, and peer review of the resultant report. Over time, this process has been proven to produce authoritative and balanced(More)