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Issue 4 • Date Oct.-Dec. 1983

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  • About this issue

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s):319 - 320
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  • Contributors

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s):320 - 322
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  • SAGE Overview

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s):323 - 329
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    Editor's Note: I would like to thank Jack Jacobs for this overview, which gives a brief review of the history of SAGE and of some of the organizations involved. I cannot think of anyone better able to discuss SAGE than Jake who, along with his many other contributions, created and ran the Systems Office that coordinated the design efforts of the numerous organizations having subsystem design respo... View full abstract»

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  • SAGE-A Data Processing System for Air Defense

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s):330 - 339
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    The paper is adapted from a presentation at the 1957 Eastern Joint Computer Conference. The authors give details of the Semi-Automatic Ground Environment (SAGE) system and how it developed. View full abstract»

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  • History of the Design of the SAGE Computer-The AN/FSQ-7

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s):340 - 349
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    This paper tells the story of the development of the SAGE (Semi-Automatic Ground Environment) air-defense computer, the AN/FSQ-7. At the time of its operational deployment in 1958, the AN/FSQ-7 was the first large-scale, real-time digital control computer supporting a major military mission. The AN/FSQ-7 design, including its architecture, components, and computer programs, drew on research and de... View full abstract»

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  • Production of Large Computer Programs

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s):350 - 361
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    The paper is adapted from a presentation at a symposium on advanced programming methods for digital computers sponsored by the Navy Mathematical Computing Advisory Panel and the Office of Naval Research in June 1956. The author describes the techniques used to produce the programs for the Semi-Automatic Ground Environment (SAGE) system. View full abstract»

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  • The Cape Cod System

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s):362 - 369
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    The Cape Cod System was an advanced-development prototype for the SAGE system. The paper discusses the evolution of the Cape Cod System, which used the Whirlwind computer, from its inception in 1951 through first operation in September 1953. View full abstract»

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  • Radar Data Transmission

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s):370 - 374
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    The paper reviews the development of radar data transmission and its role in the SAGE system. The work leading to the design of the FST-1 and FST-2 radar data-compression systems is described. View full abstract»

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  • A Perspective on SAGE: Discussion

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s):375 - 398
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    On October 26, 1982, several people who had participated in the design and development of the SAGE system gathered at the MITRE Corporation to discuss their work and its ramifications. Henry S. Tropp was moderator. Kent C. Redmond and Thomas M. Smith, authors of "Project Whirlwind" (Digital Press, 1980), who are writing a book on the SAGE project, were also present. View full abstract»

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  • Reliability of Components

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s):399 - 401
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    Because this issue of the Annals focuses on the SAGE system, the following excerpt from Christopher Evans's 1975 interview with Jay W. Forrester is timely. Editor's Note: Jay Forrester is one of the great pioneers of the computer business: director of Digital Computer Laboratory at MIT, builder of Whirlwind, inventor of core memory, and chief engineer for SAGE. His accomplishments are too numerous... View full abstract»

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  • SAGE at North Bay

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s):401 - 403
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    The author gives an account of his trip to the NORAD site at North Bay, Ontario, Canada. View full abstract»

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  • Epilogue

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s): 403
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  • Comments, queries, and debate

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s):404 - 405
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  • Anecdotes

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s): 406
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  • Self-Study Questions & Answers

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s):407 - 411
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  • News and Notices

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s):407 - 408
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  • Reviews

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s):411 - 427
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From the analytical engine to the supercomputer, from Pascal to von Neumann, from punched cards to CD-ROMs -- Annals of the History of Computing covers the breadth of computer history.

 

This Periodical ceased publication in 1991. The current retitled publication is IEEE Annals of the History of Computing.

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