Aeronautics. indicated air speed.
Institute for Advanced Studies.
indicated air speed

1. The first modern computer. It had main registers, processing circuits, information paths within the central processing unit, and used Von Neumann’s fetch-execute cycle.
The IAS machine’s basic unit of information was a 40-bit word and the memory had 4096 words. A word stored in memory could represent either an instruction or data. Each IAS instruction was twenty bits long, so that two instructions could be stored in each 40-bit memory location. Each instruction consisted of an 8-bit operation code and a 12-bit address that could identify any of 2^12 locations that may be used to store an operand of the instruction.
The CPU consisted of a data processing unit and a program control unit. It contained various processing and control circuits along with a set of high-speed registers for the temporary storage of instructions, memory addresses, and data.
The main actions specified by instructions were performed by the arithmetic-logic circuits of the data processing unit. An electronic clock circuit was used to generate the signals needed to synchronise the operation of the different parts of the system.
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2. Immediate Access Storage.
indicated air speed


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