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E > ENGLISH ELECTRIC CO. > DEUCE


 

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Friday 9th June 2017
Karma

Apparently this was a smaller version of Alan Turing''s ACE because his colleagues thought that the ACE was too ambitious so they built the Pilot Model ACE which ended up becoming the DEUCE


Wednesday 16th June 2010
william lindsay (uk)

The DEUCE output drive had 32 6CH power pentodes in a box...just right for heating sausage rolls. A visiting "royal" ,searching for a comment and enjoyjng an aroma suggested we were cooking the results''


Wednesday 7th September 2005
John Barrett (Sydney Australia)

BRISTOL SIDDELEY ENGINES - PATCHWAY - Nr BRISTOL - Was later Rolls Royce. See

http://www.users.tpg.com.au/eedeuce/people.html#S3


Monday 21st February 2005
wilsonsamm (UK)

Now, I don't know much about his computer, but I happen to know that the Rolls-Royce plant in Bristol had two such units, as well as two KDF-9s. They eventually sold the KDF-9s and replaced them with PDP-10 units from Digital.





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