UK Government Launches the Alvey Programme
The Alvey Programme was a British government sponsored research program in information technology that ran from 1983 to 1987. The program was a reaction to the Japanese Fifth generation Computer Project.
Focus areas for the Alvey Programme included:
Leaps in computer hardware technology have been defined by generation:
Whereas previous computer generations had focused on increasing the number of logic elements in a single CPU, the fifth generation, it was widely believed at the time, would instead turn to massive numbers of CPUs, running in parallel, for added performance.
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