From the Archives: Computer’s Legacy

As part of Computer‘s 50th anniversary celebration, we’ve introduced a new special feature that will highlight influential articles featured in Computer over the past 50 years. For each article, an original author or someone close to the subject will reflect on the historical piece and its influence on the computing industry. Here you’ll find links to the original articles, which are free for viewing.

April 2017: The Intel 8086 Chip and the Future of Microprocessor Design by Stephen P. Morse

Original article: “The Intel 8086 Microprocessor: A 16-bit Evolution of the 8080,” Computer, vol. 11, no. 6, 1978, pp.  18-27

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May 2017: Networks on Chips: 15 Years Later by Giovanni De Micheli and Lucca Benini

Original article: “Networks on Chips: A New SoC Paradigm,” Computer, vol. 35, no. 1, 2002, pp. 70-78

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June 2017: Retrospective on Amdahl’s Law in the Multicore Era

Original article: “Amdahl’s Law in the Multicore Era,” Computer, vol. 41, no. 7, 2008, pp. 33-38

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September 2017: Revisiting the Impact of the Ada Programming Language

Original article: “DoD’s Common Programming Language Effort,” Computer, vol. 11, no. 3, 1978, pp. 24-33

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October 2017: Revisiting the Astonishing Growth of Human-Computer Interaction Research

Original article: “Human Factors Experiments in Designing Interactive Systems,” Computer, vol. 12, no. 12, 1979, pp. 9-19

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