Maurice Wilkes

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ACM Fellows

United Kingdom - 1994

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Professor Wilkes is best known as the builder and designer of the EDSAC, the first computer with an internally stored program. Built in 1949, the EDSAC used a mercury delay line memory. He is also known as the author, with Wheeler and Gill, of a volume on 'Preparation of Programs for Electronic Digital Computers' in 1951, in which program libraries were effectively introduced.

ACM-IEEE CS Eckert-Mauchly Award

United Kingdom - 1980

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For major contributions to computer architecture over three decades including notable achievements in developing a working stored-program computer, formulation of the basic principles of microprogramming, early research on cache memories, and recent studies in distributed computation.

ACM A. M. Turing Award

United Kingdom - 1967

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Professor Wilkes is best known as the builder and designer of the EDSAC, the first computer with an internally stored program. Built in 1949, the EDSAC used a mercury delay line memory. He is also known as the author, with Wheeler and Gill, of a volume on "Preparation of Programs for Electronic Digital Computers" in 1951, in which program libraries were effectively introduced.