Quote: 1948--first computer program on the Manchester Mark I Prototype or SSEM; 32 word machine

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The Manchester Mark I Prototype is generally recognized … when a simple factoring program was executed repeatedly … the long runtime was significant, since it demonstrated … [It, aka SSEM] was simple machine with only seven instructions … [This article reconstructs three of the original programs: long division, finding the greatest common divisor of two integers, and finding the largest factor of an integer].   Google-1   Google-2

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