• Computer Science
  • Published in ArXiv 2014

The Z1: Architecture and Algorithms of Konrad Zuse's First Computer

@article{Rojas2014TheZA,
  title={The Z1: Architecture and Algorithms of Konrad Zuse's First Computer},
  author={Ra{\'u}l Rojas},
  journal={ArXiv},
  year={2014},
  volume={abs/1406.1886}
}
This paper provides the first comprehensive description of the Z1, the mechanical computer built by the German inventor Konrad Zuse in Berlin from 1936 to 1938. The paper describes the main structural elements of the machine, the high-level architecture, and the dataflow between components. The computer could perform the four basic arithmetic operations using floating-point numbers. Instructions were read from punched tape. A program consisted of a sequence of arithmetical operations… CONTINUE READING
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