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What is the Princeton computer architecture?


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July 31, 2010 3:20PM

The Princeton University Computer was a John Von Neumann computer designed in their Institute for Advanced Study around 1949-1950. It is one of the first generation computers, as is the ORDVAC built by the University of Illinois based on the Princeton computer, 1950-1951, for Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland. I know this because my husband, Edwin L. Hughes worked on the ORDVAC as well as the ILLIAC, 1952, also built at the University of Illinois. I saw the ILLIAC at the University some years ago. As I understand it both the ORDVAC and the ILLIAC still exist, though not in use.

Edwin L.Hughes was recognized by the National Computer Conference, 1985, as a "Pioneer in the Field of Computing."

I don't remember the name of the Princeton Computer. That is what I was trying to find out from you.

Ann N. Hughes