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IEEE Annals of the History of Computing

Issue 3 • Date July-Sept. 2010

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  • [Front cover]

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  • Table of contents

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  • Contents

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  • From the Editor's Desk

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):2 - 3
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  • External Characteristics of Computer Operations: Toward Large Conversational Time-Sharing Systems

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):4 - 19
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    In an historical overview of computer operations in scientific-technical environments from the second half of the 1950s to the mid-1960s, this article discusses the ways German universities and similar institutions initially used small computers. It reports on the emergence of high-level programming languages, the appearance and predominance of large batch-processing systems, and the arising effor... View full abstract»

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  • The AEG-Telefunken TR 440 Computer: Company and Large-Scale Computer Strategy

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):20 - 29
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    AEG-Telefunken began developing computers in 1957. By 1974, 46 of its TR 440s were installed, with a total retail value of more than US$250 million. At its start, the TR 440 was the fastest computer ever designed in Europe, with system software features far ahead of its competitors. Nevertheless, computers were not a strategic product for AEG-Telefunken, and the TR 440's development faced substant... View full abstract»

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  • Structure, Technology, and Development of the AEG-Telefunken TR 440 Computer

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):30 - 39
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    The computer AEG-Telefunken TR 440 was first installed in 1970 at the University of Bochum. At that time, it was the most powerful computer that had ever been developed and manufactured in Europe. As a successor of the TR 4, the TR 440 introduced paging, multiple modes of operation, multiprocessing, vastly extended memory, and satellite configurations and included innovative system software. View full abstract»

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  • The German TR 440 Computer: Software and Its Development

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):40 - 73
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  • First Edition Unix: Its Creation and Restoration

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):74 - 82
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    Until recently, the earliest versions of the Unix operating system were believed to have been lost completely. In 2008, however, a restoration team from the Unix Heritage Society completed an effort to resurrect and restore the first edition Unix to a running and usable state from a newly discovered listing of the system's assembly source code. View full abstract»

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  • The Network Information Center and its Archives

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):83 - 89
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  • Events and Sightings

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):90 - 93
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  • Promoting the Prosaic: The Case for Process-Control Computers

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):96 - 95
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Aims & Scope

The IEEE Annals of the History of Computing serves as a record of vital contributions which recount, preserve, and analyze the history of computing and the impact of computing on society.

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Editor-in-Chief
Nathan Ensmenger
Indiana University, School of Informatics & Computing
nensmeng@indiana.edu