Software for “Micro File - Look to the Future”
This is the BBC Micro software used in the programme. The programs can be run in your browser. Select one and then follow the on-screen instructions.
Return to Micro File - Look to the Future .
Runs an animated display illustrating the von Neumann bottleneck problem that can inhibit speeds between elements of a computer such as the processor and its memory
Pressing the Space bar will progress you through this graphic until its end. Further presses of <Space> will start another 'processor to memory transfer' tick
Runs an animated display illustrating the excessive wiring that would be needed if every chip (processor, say) needed to be connected to every other one
The program firstly draws 20 chips/ processors on-screen. Pressing the Space bar will then start drawing a connection from every one of these to every other until complete
Runs an animated display illustrating an alternative way of connecting many processors together - via the 'Binary Tree'
When you have heard the 'beep', pressing <Space> will progress you through this graphic illustration until complete. Further presses of <Space> will then repeat this complete sequence, step by step
Runs a mandlebrot graphics program, creating an image line-by-line
This program self-runs without need for user input. It does build up the image very slowly so you will need patience to see the final end result of this line-by-line drawing