Summary report no. 25, fourth quarter, 1950 and first quarter, 1951
Project Whirlwind Research Staff
In-depth review of Project Whirlwind in the fourth quarter of 1950 and first quarter of 1951.
Includes: foreword; six months' review (and abstract); system engineering, operation of the computer, integration of electrostatic storage system, and integration of input-output system; circuits and components, five-digit multiplier, vacuum-tube life, component replacements in WWI, and three-dimensional information storage using magnetic cores; electrostatic storage, tube program, and storage-tube development; input-output, input-output planning, in-out switch, in-out register, punched-paper-tape equipment, magnetic tape, and eastman reader-recorder; mathematics, coding, and applications, the input program, the preparation and handling of paper tapes, and operation of the computer; academic program in automatic computation and numerical analysis; appendix, reports and publications, professional society papers, and visitors.