The French National Railways is implementing the third phase of a three stage computer scheme aimed at increased car utilization. The system will monitor the locations of some 470,000 freight cars. The system includes two large Univac 1108 multi-processors and associated storage and peripherals. There are 500 Olivetti 318 terminals located at stations and yards. Each terminal is connected by a telegraph line to one of 40 concentrators. The HB 316 concentrators are linked to a message processing center by 20 full duplex 36000 or 4800 baud lines. Two additional Univac 1108 computers are installed for message processing. Due to increase in the 1108 workload, SNCF has ordered three Univac 1110 computers. Inventory control and passenger seat reservations will be added to the system.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation

    P.O. Box 350
    Bristol, CT  United States  06010
  • Publication Date: 1972-11

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  • Pagination: p. 26-27
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00041222
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Railway System Controls
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 2 1973 12:00AM