Accession Number:

AD0425527

Title:

A REPORT ON A LARGE-SCALE TIME-SHARING SYSTEM,

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SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

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Report Date:

1963-11-12

Pagination or Media Count:

18.0

Abstract:

The System Development Corporation, under ARPA sponsorship, has developed a time-sharing system on the Q-32 computer. Time-sharing, in this case, implies simultaneous access to the computer by a large number of independent users. The goal of the system is to provide essentially immediate response to queries from all users. Users have at their disposal keyboards primarily teletype, displays, and other computers. These devices can be operated from local within SDC Santa Monica or remote stations. The system has been operational since June, 1963. It permits program production and debugging, experimentation with human subjects, rapid on-line programming and computation, and other functions which can benefit from computer-human interaction. This paper discusses the system as it appears to the user, the general design of the system, and relates some of the experience had in using the system. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE