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IEEE Transactions on Electronic Computers

Issue 6 • Date Dec. 1963

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  • [Front cover]

    Publication Year: 1963, Page(s): c1
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  • IEEE Professional Technical Group on Electronic Computers

    Publication Year: 1963, Page(s): nil1
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  • Breaker Page

    Publication Year: 1963, Page(s): nil1
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  • The Computer System Issue

    Publication Year: 1963, Page(s):607 - 608
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    The ZAM-41 is a medium-sized, high-speed, parallel, binary computer with the word length of 24 bits and the internal storage capacity from 8192 to 32,768 words. It is destined mainly for data processing, but it may also be used for scientific computations and for real-time control. The full effect of multiprogramming has been obtained on the above computer by means of a small amount of hardware an... View full abstract»

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  • Outline of the Logical Design of the ZAM-41 Computer

    Publication Year: 1963, Page(s):609 - 612
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    The ZAM-41 is a medium-sized, high-speed, parallel, binary computer with the word length of 24 bits and the internal storage capacity from 8192 to 32,768 words. It is destined mainly for data processing, but it may also be used for scientific computations and for real-time control. The full effect of multiprogramming has been obtained on the above computer by means of a small amount of hardware an... View full abstract»

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  • Struktur und Arbeitsweise der Telefunken-Digitalrechenanlage TR 4

    Publication Year: 1963, Page(s):613 - 618
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    The TR4 is a high-speed computer, constructed with modern techniques, and suitable for commercial as well as for technical and scientific applications. The central processing unit can communicate directly, without additional intervening elements, with the usual input and output devices. The basic design of software and hardware allows the user to benefit from effective programming techniques and p... View full abstract»

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  • Sabrac-A New Generation Serial Computer

    Publication Year: 1963, Page(s):618 - 628
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    The Sabrac Computer is a 100-kc serial transistorized device designed, constructed and now operating in the laboratories of the Scientific Department of the Israel Ministry of Defence. Main storage is on a 5000-word magnetic drum, but a 224-word serial, ferrite core-store serves as an immediate access operating store. Transfers between the high-speed store and the drum, as well as the comprehensiv... View full abstract»

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  • GIER-A Danish Computer of Medium Size

    Publication Year: 1963, Page(s):629 - 650
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    This paper gives a brief review of the design of the machine GIER (42-bit words, 1-k core store, 12-k drum store, 50-microsecond fixed point, 100-microsecond floating, add time) and its programming systems. The principal subjects are: The order structure, the operating system, the ALGOL 60 system, an evaluation of the order structure, the hardware organization, and the latest hardware extensions, ... View full abstract»

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  • The D21 Data Processing System by Svenska Aeroplan Aktiebolaget, Sweden

    Publication Year: 1963, Page(s):650 - 662
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    The D21 data processing system design uses simple system structure and fast circuits plus flexible memory and is thus adapted to the use of advanced software and easy application to diverse fields. A survey is given of design objectives, background, and the hardware-software system. View full abstract»

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  • CIRRUS, An Economical Multiprogram Computer with Microprogram Control

    Publication Year: 1963, Page(s):663 - 671
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    The system design of a general-purpose digital computer, CIRRUS, is described. An extensive order code with reasonable order execution times has been achieved at relatively low cost. Comprehensive multiprogram operation is provided. These facilities have been produced largely with microprogramming. The basic hardware is comprised of general purpose registers, a half-word arithmetic unit and two st... View full abstract»

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  • The GUS Multicomputer System

    Publication Year: 1963, Page(s):671 - 676
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    A great deal of attention is currently being focused on the organization and utilization of parallel and multicomputer networks. The GUS computer designed and built at the Argonne National Laboratory is currently being used to explore the problems of multicomputer systems. Many features of the GUS design are of particular applicability to the problems of the Laboratory; however, there are problems... View full abstract»

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  • Primary Processor and Data Storage Equipment for the Orbiting Astronomical Observatory

    Publication Year: 1963, Page(s):677 - 687
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    Telescopes in space will soon permit astronomers to observe the heavens in more detail than ever before. The Orbiting Astronomical Observatory (OAO) is a space vehicle designed to place these telescopes in orbit beyond the earth's atmosphere and to telemeter the collected data back to earth. To aid the orbiting observatory in the fulfillment of its scientific mission, a low-power, long-life, high-... View full abstract»

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  • Some Aspects of the Logical Design of a Control Computer: A Case Study

    Publication Year: 1963, Page(s):687 - 697
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    Some logical aspects of a digital computer for a space vehicle are described, and the evolution of its logical design is traced. The intended application and the characteristics of the computer's ancestry form a framework for the design, which is filled in by accumulation of the many decisions made by its designers. This paper deals with the choice of word length, number system, instruction set, m... View full abstract»

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  • System Design of a Small, Fast Digital Computer

    Publication Year: 1963, Page(s):698 - 706
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    In this paper the system design of a 250 Mc tunnel-diode computer is presented. To resolve the disparity between the obtainable arithmetic and main memory speeds, a sophisticated advanced control is used. The advanced control fetches instructions and operands from the main memory before they are actually needed by the arithmetic unit. These instructions and operands are stored in two small, high-s... View full abstract»

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  • A Machine Organization for a General Purpose List Processor

    Publication Year: 1963, Page(s):707 - 714
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    A general purpose list processor organized machine is postulated that: 1) carries out directly the basic processes involved in list processing, 2) includes arithmetic and other features needed for a general purpose machine and 3) adapts to operation in a wide variety of programming languages. The power of the machine is achieved by using a small fast scratch pad memory for manipulating address fie... View full abstract»

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  • An Operational Hybrid Computing System Provides Analog-Type Computation with Digital Elements

    Publication Year: 1963, Page(s):715 - 732
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    A computing technique is described which employs several computing elements to solve algebraic, transcendental and integro-differential equations operational-digital. Information between the different computing elements is carried in the form of pulse-width signals. Each computing elements employs only digital circuits, but in an analog fashion. The proposed hybrid technique overcomes the accuracy... View full abstract»

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  • Microprogrammed Control for Computing Systems

    Publication Year: 1963, Page(s):733 - 747
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    The feasibility of a large-scale microprogrammed computer and some variations and extensions of Wilkes' scheme are examined. A general scheme is discussed to improve flexibility and reduce the number of micro-orders through massive use of the conditions for the next micro-order. A variable-cycle timing system that permits the speed of a synchronized computer to approach that of an asynchronous one... View full abstract»

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  • Parallel Processing in a Restructurable Computer System

    Publication Year: 1963, Page(s):747 - 755
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    Pragmatic problem studies predict gains in computation speeds in a variety of computational tasks when executed on appropriate problem-oriented configurations of the variable structure computer. The economic feasibility of the system is based on utilization of essentially the same hardware in a variety of special purpose structures. This capability is achieved by programmed or physical restructuri... View full abstract»

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  • Automatic Assignment of Computations in a Variable Structure Computer System

    Publication Year: 1963, Page(s):755 - 773
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    The problem of optimal assignment of subcomputations of a computational task to autonomous computing structures of a variable structure computing system is investigated. In particular, it is desired to determine which computing structures should be constructed from the hardware inventory of the variable structure computing system and which subcomputations should be executed on which computing stru... View full abstract»

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  • The SOLOMON Computer

    Publication Year: 1963, Page(s):774 - 781
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    Several papers have been written and published on various aspects of the SOLOMON computer. This paper describes the final design of the computer, from a total system viewpoint. The paper consists of three major portions: a brief description of the system organization, a description of the functional capabilities of the computer, i.e., the instruction set, and a description of the physical system, ... View full abstract»

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  • A Multilayer Iterative Circuit Computer

    Publication Year: 1963, Page(s):781 - 790
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    A multilayer iterative circuit computer (I.C.C.) is described, which is capable of dealing with problems involving spatial relationships between the variables, in addition to the inherent multiprogramming capabilities of this type of machine organization. Some of the novel features presented are: 1) A path-building method which retains the short-time access characteristic of the common bus system,... View full abstract»

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  • The Illinois Pattern Recognition Computer-ILLIAC III

    Publication Year: 1963, Page(s):791 - 813
    Cited by:  Papers (36)  |  Patents (18)
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    This report describes the system design of an all-digital computer for visual recognition. One processor, the Pattern Articulation Unit (PAU), has been singled out for detailed discussion. Other units, in particular the Arithmetic Unit and the Taxicrinic Unit, are treated in reports listed in the bibliography. The PAU has been shown to be a processor of fundamentally new design-its logical organiz... View full abstract»

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  • An Analog-Digital Character Recognition System

    Publication Year: 1963, Page(s):814 - 821
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    The importance of solving the measurement problem in character recognition systems before or collaterally with the decision problem is stressed. Measurements themselves are decision processes. In the system discussed here the measurements constitute decisions on the probable presence and most likely orientation of the edges of the character strokes in each elementary scanning area. This permits an... View full abstract»

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  • Adaptive Systems in Pattern Recognition

    Publication Year: 1963, Page(s):822 - 835
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    The perceptual superiority of the human visual system over automata is outlined comparing the properties of both systems. The most effective property with regard to pattern recognition is the internal adaptability and the ability of abstracting. Both properties are well performed by human beings. A mechanical perceptor for complex pattern recognition must also have these capabilities. The use of a... View full abstract»

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  • The Automatic Speech Recognition System for Conversational Sound

    Publication Year: 1963, Page(s):835 - 846
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    This paper describes the method and the system investigated to solve the problem encountered in the automatic recognition of speech sound. From research in the automatic analyzer of speech sound, a monosyllable recognition system was constructed in which the phoneme is used as the basic recognition unit. Recently this system has been developed to accept the conversational speech sound with unlimit... View full abstract»

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This Transactions ceased publication in 1967. The current retitled publication is 

IEEE Transactions on Computers.

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