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an American computer scientist affiliated with the [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/City_University_of_New_York City University of New York], and Manager of the [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MVS MVS] Control Systems . In 1970/71, while affiliated with [[Columbia University]], along with [[Steven M. Bellovin]], [[Andrew Koenig]], and [[Ben Yalow]], he co-authored the chess program [[CCCP (US)|CCCP]], which competed at the [[ACM 1971]], and was initially based on [[Hans Berliner|Hans Berliner's]] program [[J. Biit]], which [[ACM 1970|played one year before]] <ref>[http://www.columbia.edu/cu/computinghistory/index.html#cccp Computing at Columbia Timeline - Aug 3-5, 1971]</ref> <ref>[http://www.columbia.edu/cu/computinghistory/elliott-frank.html#cccp Recollections of CUCC 1968-70 -The CCCP Chess Program]</ref>.
Quote by Gillian Frasier from ''Aron Eisenpress, [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/City_University_of_New_York CUNY]/CIS's Renaissance Man'' <ref>[http://www1.cuny.edu/events/fyei/fall_1996/eisenpress.html Aron Eisenpress, CUNY/CIS's Renaissance Man] by Gillian Frasier</ref>:
His work in computing began in the late 1960s when he was a Columbia undergraduate, "hanging out," as he describes it, with friends around the computer center. (Some things don't change. Most academic computer centers still have students hanging around, asking questions about new gadgets and helping out whenever they are allowed to.)
Columbia's computer at the time, a [[IBM 360|360/91]], was a huge machine with all of 2M memory. Its operating system was [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OS/360_and_successors#MVT MVT] with ASP, the precursors of [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MVS MVS] and [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/JES3 JES3] at CUNY/CIS. Most jobs were submitted on [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Punched_card cards] but there were a few [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IBM_2260 CRT 2260] terminals which could logon to CLEO and CRBE, precursors of our [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ORVYL_and_WYLBUR WYLBUR].
[[Andrew Koenig]] on the individual roles of [[CCCP (US)|CCCP's]] programming team <ref>[[Andrew Koenig]] ('''1978'''). ''Light-Pen used in game''. [[Personal Computing#2_5|Personal Computing, Vol. 2, No. 5]], pp. 112</ref>
[[Andrew Koenig|I]] designed the overall structure of the program and coded much of the [[User Interface|human interface]]. [[Steven M. Bellovin|Steve]] wrote the [[Search|tree searching]] and [[Pruning|pruning]] routines, [[Ben Yalow|Ben]] did the [[Move Generation|move generation]] and [[Evaluation|evaluation routines]], and [[Aron Eisenpress|Aron]] wrote the part of the human interface that made it possible to [[Entering Moves|enter moves]] at a [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IBM_2250 2250 display] with a [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Light_pen light pen] ...
* [http://www1.cuny.edu/events/fyei/fall_1996/eisenpress.html Aron Eisenpress, CUNY/CIS's Renaissance Man] by Gillian Frasier
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