ORGANIZING AN INFORMATION SYSTEM BASED ON THE 'DNEPR' COMPUTER
FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSONAFB OH
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The requirements of a computer to be used in an information system are the following it must permit parallel exchange of information over many channels it must permit the use of different information codes, the translators of which must be compact and must provide programs guaranteeing rapid operation and effective memory it must limit the maximum time devoted to a problem in conformity with the requirements of an efficient system. This article describes one possible variant for organizing exchanges in an operational system developed as an information-control system. The basis for this system is the Dnieper electronic digital computer, a fast-acting device which can handle 20,000 additions per second, has a capacity of 32,000 words of 32 bits each, can store up to 8,000,000 words on magnetic tape, and contains a letter-digit printing device, tens of teletypes, and a keyboard operating panel. A description of the information exchange in such a system is given.
- Information Science
- Computer Hardware