Design of Real-Time Computer Systems , management & operation, SABRE, Burroughs, Mercury satellite. James Martin.
Design of Real-Time Computer Systems , management & operation, SABRE, Burroughs, Mercury satellite
Design of Real-Time Computer Systems , management & operation, SABRE, Burroughs, Mercury satellite
Design of Real-Time Computer Systems , management & operation, SABRE, Burroughs, Mercury satellite

Design of Real-Time Computer Systems , management & operation, SABRE, Burroughs, Mercury satellite.

Prentice-Hall NJ 1967, first edition; 629 pages, Index, photographs of old equipment; diagrs.,tables.

Condition: Good overall, cloth hardcover; binding a bit shaken but sound, shelfwear at spine ends; pages are clean & unmarked.

Keywords: data processing centers, on-line SABRE, papertape, photos of vintage computer equipment, computers in the 1960s, torn-paper-tape switching center, multiprogramming, time sharing, message queuing

Price: $10.00

Item Description

An essential handbook in the expanding field of data processing... Describes clearly & fully the available hardware and techniques as well as methods for tackling design calculations & estimating response times... The use of terminals, communication lines and random access files are analyzed, & advances in time sharing, man-machine conversations, reliability engineering & degradation procedures are discussed. For illustrative purposes the author cites (existing) systems, airline reservations and Project Mercury satellite control' (from the dustjacket)

Jacket photograph of roomfull of big computers & data processing center people with telephones. photos in the text include A Typical Torn-Paper-Tape Switching Center and a Queue of Messages waiting to be delivered (hanging papertape strips)...

CONTENTS includes Techniques - inline processing, telecommunication links, online systems, centralizing of information, multiprogramming, shared computers, linked computers, time sharing, large networks; Response Time - types of response time, system operation, Time-Sharing Systems - online programming, time division, supervisory programs, QUICKTRAN processor etc; Reliability & Standby;

The Man-Machine Interface - types & configurations of terminal; error control; man-machine language; the Future; Conversations with a Computer - airline reservations; problem-oriented language; untrained operators; teaching;

The Organization of Data in the Processing Unit; The Programs; Flow of work through a typical system APPLICATIONS - basic functions of an on-line system; The Real-time Computer in a technical System; The Information System in a business environment; Simulaitons; Manufacturing control;

Telecommunications Facilities; Terminals & Displays - manual input, devices for output of infomration etc; Message Switching; Banking; Probability & Queuing Theory; Estimating the Random-Access File Sizes; Core Storage Sizes; Accuracy & Security; Estimating the Terminal Requirements; System Testing;MUCH MORE.