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Lot of 3 Burroughs B5000 manuals -- 1) The Descriptor, definition of the B5000 information processing system; 2) Extended Algol Reference Manual for the Burroughs B5000; 3) Burroughs B5000 Conference september 1985. Burroughs Corp.

Lot of 3 Burroughs B5000 manuals -- 1) The Descriptor, definition of the B5000 information processing system; 2) Extended Algol Reference Manual for the Burroughs B5000; 3) Burroughs B5000 Conference september 1985.

Burroughs Corp. first 2 items, Charles Babbage Institute for third item; see individual item descriptions.
Condition: All three items Very Good condition, 8.5x11 cardstock covers and binder-clipped Conference papers, prev. owner's name on cover and some cover wear, bindings sound and secure.
Price: $30.00
Item no. R393
Item Description
1) The Descriptor -- a definition of the B5000 information processing system 1961 -- approx. 92 pages with each Section paginated separately; double-column text, illus. with photographs -- includes sections such as, Programming Languages algol, cobol etc, advantages of the B5000 system, compiler etc; System Characteristics; Master Control Program; Components - storage drum, Console, etc.

2) Extended ALGOL Reference Manual for the Burroughs B 5000, november 1962 -- 110 pages; This manual is a detailed reference source for Extended ALGOL... One of the programming languages utilized by the Burroughs B5000 Information Processing System is Extended Algol. In addition to implementing virtually all of ALGOL 60, Extended Algol provides for communication between the processor and input-output devices, enables editing of data, and facilitates program debugging... (from the Preface)

3) The Burroughs B 5000 Conference, OH 98, 6 September 1985 -- conducted by Bernard A. Galler and Robert F. Rosin, marina del ray, CA, sponsored by AFIPS and Burroughs Corporation. 151 pages, loose 8.5x11 pages with bulldog-binder clip. The Burroughs 5000 computer series is discussed by individuals responsible for its development and marketing from 1957 through the 1960s in a conference sponsored by AFIPS and Burroughs Corporation... the technical aspects of the B 5000 and 5500 are discussed by a group of managers, engineers, and consultants. Topics include: the state of the industry in the late 1950s; the 5000's predecessors, particularly the ElectroData 101 and 201, B 205, and B 220; factors influencing the decision to produce the B 5000; reasons for designing the machine for ALGOL rather than FORTRAN and the effect of this decision on the computer's development and sales.

... the development of the B 5000 into a product, including the effect of the administrative organization on the project; the relations between hardware and software engineers; the interaction of project personnel and upper-level management, field marketing, and customers; the COBOL processor, the head protract disk system; the operating system; ALGOL; and documentation of the computer...
(from the Abstract) AND MORE.