The Transportation Systems Center currently employs a medley of on-site and off-site computer systems to obtain the computational support it requires. Examination of the monthly User Accountability Reports for FY72 indicated that during the fiscal year TSC personnel made direct expenditures for the use of eighteen different digital computer systems - eight on-site systems and ten systems owned and maintained outside TSC. The magnitude of this usage was equivalent to a single CDC 6600 computer system. The total computation hours utilized were equivalent to 1860 CDC 6600 CPU hours - a single shift - and the estimated dollar value was $1.38 million - approximately the annual rental cost of a CDC 6600. Examination of the pattern of this usage indicated that (a) TSC was still oriented toward hardware testing and component design - generally termed hard technology - in FY 72, and (b) TSC's scientific computer users rely on off-site systems for the bulk (69%) of their computer support. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Transportation Systems Center

    55 Broadway, Kendall Square
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02142
  • Authors:
    • Hiatt, D B
  • Publication Date: 1972-8

Media Info

  • Pagination: 22 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00046242
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-TSC-OST-72-24 Final Rpt
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-OS-223
  • Files: NTIS
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1973 12:00AM