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How WWII Was Won, and Why CS Students Feel Unappreciated

By John Arquilla, Jeremy Roschelle

Communications of the ACM, Vol. 63 No. 8, Pages 6-7

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https://bit.ly/3eCnBS6 May 7, 2020

Observations of the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe (May 8, 1945) included remembrances of such searing events as the struggle on Omaha Beach on D-Day, the Battle of the Bulge, and at least some recognition of the enormous contribution made by the Russian people to the defeat of Fascism. Yet in all this, I suspect the role of the first "high-performance computing" capabilities of the Allies—known as Ultra in Britain, Magic in the U.S.—will receive too little attention.


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