Accession Number:

AD0605311

Title:

EVALUATION OF A BUILDING-BLOCK COMPUTER SYSTEM,

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Corporate Author:

GENERAL PRECISION INC GLENDALE CALIF LIBRASCOPE DIV

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Report Date:

1964-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

64.0

Abstract:

The report describes, briefly, the physical equipment and evaluation testing of an electronic digital computer fabricated to demonstrate the feasibility of the BuildingBlock Computing concept. In particular, the computer is a developmental test model intended for laboratory environment, bench testing. The computer consists of three general purpose Arithmetic Units, an Incremental Unit and Ancillary Equipment. The memory is a 150,000 bit magnetic drum. Solid-state circuitry is used throughout and the operating pulse rate is 166,400 pps. Power consumption is approximately 300 watts. The purpose of the evaluation was to demonstrate the feasibility of the Building-Block Computer Concept, utilizing a developmental test model of a Building-Block Computer. The conclusion is that the computing system fulfilled the design goals and successfully proved the feasibility of the Building-Block Computer Concept. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE