Computer capable of solving problems by processing information expressed in discrete form. By manipulating combinations of binary digits (see binary code), it can perform mathematical calculations, organize and analyze data, control industrial and other processes, and simulate dynamic systems such as global weather patterns. Seealso analog computer.
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A fourth machine was constructed and installed off the lobby of one of Sylvania's Needham, Mass. buildings that ran at least until 1965. Since it was derived from MOBIDIC but couldn't move, it was known informally as RIGIDIC.
Inventor of Electronic Digital Computer Would Be 100 This Month: Modern Computer Symposium to Honor John Vincent Atanasoff.
Oct 23, 2003; Byline: Iowa State University AMES, Iowa, Oct. 23 (AScribe Newswire) -- Computing experts from around the world will assemble on...