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BESM stands for Bystrodeistvuyushchaya Elektronnaya Schetnaya Mashina DonPMitchell 02:05, 3 November 2006 (UTC)

Right. That is, the machine was thought of as "calculating" rather than "computing". Like in this pdf that concerns a different subject, but is written in approximately the same era: an electronic calculating machine.- (talk) 11:11, 15 November 2013 (UTC)

Lots of technical mistakes in this article. BESM-2 had ferrite core memory in 1958. BESM-1 used mercury delay-line memory in 1953 and a year later it achieved full speed by using Wilson-tube memory. DonPMitchell (talk) 19:23, 16 March 2010 (UTC)