IBM 1968, minor rev. 1969; 350 pages, double-column text, photographs, tables etc.
Condition: Fair to good overall; large thick softcover, solid green with white banners, cover smudged and edgetorn, spine paper tears and front cover beginning to loosen; upper righthand corners of last 10 pages or so are folded and wrinkled; the binding is secure but old wrinkling etc. Pages unmarked. Has photographs of S/360 printers and peripheral equipment, etc. Reading or Reference copy only.
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Item DescriptionContains Quiz after each section -- Systems/360 Operating System; Central Processing unit; Program execution; input/output channels;
Card and Paper Document handling etc; Data Management; Magnetic Tape Concepts; Direct Access Storage Devices; Programming Systems; Teleprocessing; Multiprogramming and Multiprocesisng; more
This book is intended to provide specific information about the System/360 -- how it computes, how it is programmed, and what makes up such a computer system... Each of the twelve sections deals with one topic. A self-evaluation quiz, with answers, at the end of each section, provides a review before starting a new topic...
The design of System/360 is a sharp departure from that of previous computers, based on a decade of growth and differentiation in data processing. Most prominent points -- it is a truly general purpose computer, and it is designed to function under an operating system...' (From the Overview).