Accession Number:

AD0669321

Title:

SOVIET CYBERNETICS TECHNOLOGY: XI. HOMOGENEOUS, GENERAL-PURPOSE, HIGH-PRODUCTIVITY COMPUTER SYSTEMS--A REVIEW,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1968-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

33.0

Abstract:

This is a review and evaluation of the first Soviet book entirely devoted to problems of high-productivity computing systems. Published in late 1966, the book reports on studies conducted at the Institute of Mathematics in Novosibirsk. Since the Soviet system of national economic planning requires a volume of coordinated, relatively simple calculations, and Soviet computer technology does not equal that of the West, the authors, E. V. Evreinov and Yu G. Kosarev, have sought a way to increase computer productivity without greatly increasing technological demands. Their solution is parallelism the coupling of 1000 computers, each capable of a million operations per second, so that all work together on the same program at the same time. However, the authors have not succeeded in establishing a new approach based on parallelism that will solve the problems of increased productivity, nor have they made a convincing case for their basic assumptions.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Computer Hardware
  • Bionics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE