A Fourth Survey of Domestic Electronic Digital Computing Systems
The results are presented of the engineering and programming characteristics of one hundred twelve different electronic digital computing systems that have been developed since 1961. The report describes the application, numerical and arithmetic characteristics, input, output and storage systems, construction and checking features, power, space, weight, and site preparation and personnel requirements, production records, cost and rental rates, sale and lease policy, reliability, operating experience, and time availability, engineering modifications and improvements and other related topics concerning the computing systems. (Author).
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ADDITIONAL FEATURES APPLICATIONS Arithmetic mode ARITHMETIC UNIT Automatic built-in subroutines Automatic coding bits Buffer BURROUGHS Card Punch Card Reader cards/min Central Processor Channels or tracks chars/sec CHECKING FEATURES CIRCUIT ELEMENTS Computer Facility Construction Arithmetic unit data processing Decimal Diodes Disk ELEMENTS OF ENTIRE ENTIRE SYSTEM Type equipment FEATURES AND REMARKS Fixed point Flexowriter floating point FORTRAN HONEYWELL Index Register INPUT Medium input/output Instruction word format Internal number system Length of reel LIBRASCOPE lines/min Magnetic Core Magnetic Drum Magnetic Tape MANUFACTURER Medium Speed memory Millisec Mylar Number in current Number range number system Binary NUMERICAL SYSTEM Internal on-line Operand optional OUTPUT Medium Paper Tape PERSONNEL REQUIREMENTS PHILCO Photo PREPARATION Power PRICE AND RENTAL Printer PROGRAMMED DATA PROCESSOR PROGRAMMING AND NUMERICAL properties of tape Punched Card real-time Registers and B-Boxes RENTAL RATES sq ft subroutines Synchronous system Binary digits/word SYSTEM Internal number Tape speed Transistors Typewriter UNIVAC WEIGHT