ATANASSOV John Vincent( Author of the first draft of the electronic digital computer)
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Biography ATANASSOV John Vincent
John Vincent Atanassov (John Vincent Atanasoff) was born on October 4, 1903
. In 1937, Atanassov formulated, . and in 1939 published the final version of his concept of modern machines: in his work computer to use electricity and the achievement of the electronics against the tradition of his work will be based on the binary, . rather than the decimal system, the foundation will serve as a storage device capacitors, . contents of which will be updated periodically to avoid errors, the calculation will be carried out with the help of logical, . rather than mathematical operations,
In 1939, Atanassov, along with his assistant - Clifford E. Berry - built and tested the first computing machine. They decided to call it ABC (Atanasoff Berry Computer). Due to lack of funds and lack of interest from the academic environment they had to adjourn, which was later brought to the other end.
During the war ended in confusion and vain attempts to patent his invention Atanasova. Meanwhile, the aforementioned "other" - John Maukli and Dzh.Prosper Eckert - by providing them with a full description of ABC Atanasoff built and patented in 1947 by a car, . which many have still considered the world's first computer: the famous ENIAC.,
. Many years passed and in view of the rapid development of computer technology Atanasov made efforts to show the world that he is the father of electronic computer
. The trial started in 1971. Defendant company was HONEYWELL - owner of the patent on the ENIAC machine. In 1973, the process ended in complete victory Atanasova.
The first electromechanical computers were developed in the late 30-ies independently from each other by Konrad Zuse (Germany), John R. Stibitsem (USA) and Gorvardom Aiken (USA). Computer Atanasoff unlike these machines was fully assembled from electronic components.
The original idea Atanasova anticipated major engineering decisions underlying purpose computers that appeared later.