Fully universal Turing machine

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Fully universal Turing machine
Fully universal Turing machine image
Pattern type Miscellaneous
Discovered by Paul Rendell
Year of discovery 2011
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The fully universal Turing machine is an extension of Paul Rendell's universal Turing machine. Its tape is perfectly diagonal (instead of oblique), and the memory cells of the tape are continuously produced by two complex rake convoys. Rendell experimented with three different variants of this mechanism:

It was voted Pattern of the Year 2011, along with the lobster, on the ConwayLife.com forums.[1]

See also

References

  1. beebop (February 28, 2012). Patterns of the Year 2011 (discussion thread) at the ConwayLife.com forums

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