Computer Systems Technology Forecast,
RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF
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A forecast of hardware characteristics of ground based and, in particular, aerospace computer systems the 1980s is presented. It is expected that steady advances in the manufacture of large-scale integrated LSI logic circuit and memory arrays will lead to at least one order of magnitude improvement in performance characteristics of processors and memories, and will permit similar improvements in size, weight, reliability, and cost. The present advances in the LSI technology are driven largely by the competitive commercial markets. The market for extremely reliable, ruggedized LSI devices for aerospace and other military applications is much smaller and, correspondingly, their development must be supported by the user agencies.
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