A TRANSISTORIZED DIGITAL COMPUTER,
FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO
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The M-54 general-purpose transistorized digital computer is described. This computer is a modification of one of the first transistorized computer models developed at the Moscow Order of Lenin Power Engineering Institute. This single-address machine is capable of executing 16,000 additions, 3,000 multiplications, or 33,000 logic operationssec in the fixed point mode. In the floating point mode, 5,000 additionssec are possible. The machine uses 5,200 transistors, 13,500 semiconductor diodes, and 100,000 magnetic cores. The arithmetic unit has a parallel action adder-accumulator acting on 40-bit words. The main core memory has a capacity of 4,096 20-bit words. Access time is 10 microseconds.
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