The interplay of computer science and large scale scientific calculations

  • Kent Curtis
  • Published 1971 in AFIPS Spring Joint Computing Conference


The history of computing has been characterized by the statement that what the manufacturer makes, the customer takes. To the extent that this is true, it is not only an interesting and perceptive comment on history but also a testimonial to the remarkable nature of the sequential, stored program, electronic computer. If that invention had not fit so well… (More)
DOI: 10.1145/1478873.1478879