ANALYTICAL-PLOTTER, IBM-360/50 INTERFACE SYSTEM

THE ANALYTICAL PLOTTER MAY HAVE GAINED A NEW DIMENSION THROUGH THE TIME-SHARING CONCEPT. INTERFACING THE AP/C WITH IBM 360/50 HAS BEEN A FORTUNATE VENTURE BECAUSE EXTENSIVE USE COULD BE MADE OF EXISTING IBM SOFTWARE, AND BECAUSE PROGRAMMING THE SYSTEM IS RELATIVELY EASY. EVEN IF THE MODEL 50 COMPUTER IS REPLACED WITH A MODEL 65 AT A LATER DATE, SOFTWARE CONVERSION WILL BE MINIMAL BECAUSE THE 1827 PROCESS CONTROLLER WILL REMAIN AS AN INPUT DEVICE FOR FURTHER IBM SYSTEMS. THE INTERFACING CAN THEREFORE BE VIEWED NOT ONLY AS A MEANS TO EXPAND THE CAPABILITY AND RESEARCH POTENTIAL OF THE PLOTTER, BUT ALSO AS A STEP TO INCLUDE SOFTWARE CONSIDERATIONS AS AN IMPORTANT COMPONENT IN THE FUTURE DEVELOPMENT OF ANALYTICAL PLOTTERS. NO DOUBT THE ANALYTICAL PLOTTER WILL HAVE A FUTURE IN BOTH RESPECTS IF IT CAN BE UTILIZED ON A TIME-SHARED BASIS WITH STANDARD UP-TO- DATE DIGITAL COMPUTERS. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 36, No 11, PP 1148-1154, 11 FIG, 1 TAB, 5 REF
  • Authors:
    • Konecny, G
  • Publication Date: 1970-11

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  • Accession Number: 00202880
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 3 1971 12:00AM