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References

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Wilson, K. G. Basic Issues of Computational Science, presented at the International Conference In Computational Physics, Trieste, October, 1986.

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Grand Challenges: High Performance Computing and Communications. The FY 1992 U.S. Research and Development Program. Supplement to the President's Fiscal Year 1992 Budget. p.7.

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Swanson, C. D. Computational Science Education, Cray Research Internal Working Document, September 1994.

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Decker, J.F., Johnson, G.M., Computational Science: An Assessment and Projection, Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Computational Physics, Beijing, September 1993, World Scientific.

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Goldstine, H. The Computer from Pascal to von Neumann. Princeton University Press, 1972. [ A detailed account of early developments in computing. Goldstine was himself a key figure in the ENIAC and EDVAC projects].

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Hayes, J. P. Computer Architecture and Organization. McGraw-Hill, 1978. [ Out of date now as a text on computer architecture, but it has a very nice section on historical computers, including details on how Babbage's machine used the method of finite differences to calculate functions].

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Hodge, A. Alan Turing: The Enigma. Simon and Schuster, 1983. [ A comprehensive biography of Turing; Hodge is a mathematician who provides a satisfying explanation of Turing's contributions to that field as well as his work on computers and artificial intelligence].

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Slater, R. Portraits in Silicon. MIT Press, 1987. [ Biographical vignettes on over 30 influential figures in computer science and the computer industry from Babbage, Turing, and von Neumann to Seymour Cray, Bill Gates, and Ross Perot].

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Wilson, K. G. Grand Challenges to Computational Science. Cornell University, May 1987.