Issue No.03 - July-September (2006 vol.28)
Simon Berkovich , George Washington University
Tatiana Kazakova , University of Notre Dame
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MAHC.2006.53
The MESM-Malaya Elektronnaya Schetnaya Mashina (Small Electronic Computing Machine)--was the first computer built in the USSR. This history of early Soviet computers examines the technical characteristics of the machines and the background of Soviet computer development.
MESM, first generation computers, USSR computers, stored program concept
Simon Berkovich, Tatiana Kazakova, "MESM and the Beginning of the Computer Era in the Soviet Union", IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, vol.28, no. 3, pp. 4-16, July-September 2006, doi:10.1109/MAHC.2006.53