Issue No. 05 - May (2008 vol. 41)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MC.2008.166
Diomidis Spinellis , Athens University of Economics and Business
The Antikythera mechanism is an ancient astronomical calculator that contains a lunisolar calendar, predicts eclipses, and indicates the moon's position and phase. Its use of multiple dials and interlocking gears eerily foreshadows modern computing concepts from the fields of digital design, programming, and software engineering.
history of computing, Antikythera; astronomy; processor architectures; control design styles, analog computers, design patterns
D. Spinellis, "The Antikythera Mechanism: A Computer Science Perspective," in Computer, vol. 41, no. , pp. 22-27, 2008.