Wednesday, May 23, 2012

ACE Talk by Brian Carpenter

Nice talk about Turing's ACE report today in the Wednesday seminar series - nice to reflect on the delta between the ACE and the Raspberry PI (700-fold speedup in 60 years, but also a reduction in development costs of about 1Million:) Was interesting to reflect on people being told "do not do X"....viz Maurice Wilkes told us not to try building the Turing Switch idea, and the EPSRC told Peter Kirstein to stop building the internet.... some of them are not wrong, sometimes....

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