Accession Number:

AD0783323

Title:

Computers in the 1980s -- Trends in Hardware Technology,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1974-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

20.0

Abstract:

The paper presents a technological forecast of computer hardware trends in the 1975 to 1990 time period. Projected are the improvements in switching speed, power consumption, cost and physical size of bipolar and metal-oxide semiconductor logic circuits. Based on these, the computing speed of processors for several computer architectures are forecast -- uniprocessors, pipeline processors, array processors, associative array processors, and for command-control, multiprocessors. The storage capacity and access memories, and summarized for other solid-state memory component technologies. The paper concludes with a discussion of innovations in computer system design and use which become feasible due to the expected hardware developments. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE