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Issue 3 • Date 1963

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  • An intrinsically addressed processing system

    Publication Year: 1963, Page(s):182 - 199
    Cited by:  Papers (2)
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    In 1945, Vannevar Bush published a famous article1 discussing his “memex” machine in which information would be selected by methods of association, rather than indexing. This paper2 will describe in general outline an information processing system which is based on methods of association, and which is designed as an extension of the von Neumann3 gener... View full abstract»

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  • Project evaluation and selection

    Publication Year: 1963, Page(s):200 - 217
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    We consider the problem of evaluating several proposals and selecting one or more which in some sense “best” meet certain objectives. For example, the executive may wish to select from among a set of available projects a combination which will meet certain objectives relative to sales, sales staff, profitability, and capital investment over some particular period of time. Generally, ... View full abstract»

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  • A directly coupled multiprocessing system

    Publication Year: 1963, Page(s):218 - 229
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    When compared with a single processor mode of operation, the directly coupled multiprocessing system concept attacks the following: • Reduction of lost time due to operator errors and inefficient handling of physical queues for problem setup and breakdown by integrating the card-to-tape, compute, and tape-to-printer functions. This is often referred to as automating the machine room. Ȃ... View full abstract»

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  • Dynamic storage allocation for a real-time system

    Publication Year: 1963, Page(s):230 - 239
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    The storage allocation algorithm considered brings programs and data into core as they are needed, directing the former to contiguous positions in lower core and the latter into contiguous positions in upper core. View full abstract»

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  • A computer-operated laboratory data-taking system

    Publication Year: 1963, Page(s):240 - 247
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    A large amount of time is spent in laboratory work in the two important operations of data-taking and data-analysis. Further experiments often accept as a base the accuracy of the present data and the reliability of the analyses. Thus, wherever it is possible, one attempts to use the best instruments available for the data-collection and the best in computing techniques for the data-analysis. In a... View full abstract»

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  • A pattern identification system using linear decision functions

    Publication Year: 1963, Page(s):248 - 267
    Cited by:  Papers (5)
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    The first part of the paper reviews some of the previous work on the pattern identification problem. The second part discusses the technique employed to determine a suitable linear decision function. Finally, an experimental system and its implementation are described, and results obtained in testing are reported. View full abstract»

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  • Requirements generation, explosions, and bills of material

    Publication Year: 1963, Page(s):268 - 287
    Cited by:  Papers (1)
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    Prior to the manufacture of a product which is composed of many parts, it is necessary to determine how many parts of each kind are required.1,2 The process of determining the number of parts required to build a planned number of a given product is called a requirements generation or parts explosion. For example, to manufacture one square, jeweled box with a lid, the parts shown in Tabl... View full abstract»

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  • Generation of input data for simulations

    Publication Year: 1963, Page(s):288 - 296
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    Simulation of large projects and of complex processes on digital computers has become a common practice. Choice of proper input data for such a simulation nearly always constitutes a serious problem because of the difficulty in predicting what the actual data will be when the project or process is put into operation. Examples are costs and prices (in market simulations and business games), enemy a... View full abstract»

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  • Design of an integrated programming and operating system

    Publication Year: 1963, Page(s):288 - 296
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  • Design of an integrated programming and operating system, Part III: The expanded function of the loader

    Publication Year: 1963, Page(s):298 - 310
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    Historically, the principal functions of a loader have been to: • Determine the operational locations of a program's parts (instructions and data). • Translate all non-absolute references (relative location addresses of data and instructions, and inter-program part references) to their absolute forms. • Make the initial placement of data and instructions in core so that the pr... View full abstract»

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  • Design of an integrated programming and operating system, Part IV: The system's FORTRAN compiler

    Publication Year: 1963, Page(s):311 - 321
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    This paper is devoted to the 7090/94 version of the system's FORTRAN compiler, IBFTC, which translates FORTRAN IV language programs into MAP assembly language programs. View full abstract»

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  • Design of an integrated programming and operating system, Part V: The system's COBOL compiler

    Publication Year: 1963, Page(s):322 - 327
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    This paper describes the general considerations governing the design of the system's 7090/94 COBOL compiler (IBCBC),1,2 gives a brief outline of the structure of the compiler and explains some of the techniques that were incorporated. View full abstract»

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    Publication Year: 1963, Page(s):328 - 330
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