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Minicomputers for business control

Jackson, R.

Minicomputers for business control

by Jackson, R.

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Published by Pira in Leatherhead .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Period covered: 1975-November 1978.

Statementcompiled by R. Jackson.
SeriesPira bibliography; no. 976
ContributionsPira.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13699654M

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: Chapters: IBM Series/1, IBM System/36, IBM , IBM System/34, IBM System/38, IBM System/7, IBM Data Acquisition and Control System, IBM , IBM System/32, IBM , IBM Displaywriter System, IBM System/3X, IBM Classifications Dewey Decimal Class /55/ Library of Congress HFBAuthor: Robert Allen Bonelli.

Minicomputers are more powerful than desktop computers but also cost more, ranging in price from $5, to several hundred thousand dollars Mainframe computer Designed to meet the computing needs of hundreds of people in a large business environment. Mainframe computers are a step up in size, power, capability, and cost from minicomputers. A microcomputer is a small, relatively inexpensive computer with a microprocessor as its central processing unit (CPU). It includes a microprocessor, memory and minimal input/output (I/O) circuitry mounted on a single printed circuit board (PCB). Microcomputers became popular in the s and s with the advent of increasingly powerful microprocessors.

Writing Tagged “Computers” Terabyte 4 chapters — updated PM — 0 people liked it Losers Paradise I - Loser's Retreat 1 chapters — updated PM — 0 people liked it. The word "minicomputer" (colloquially, "mini") is a term for a class of smaller computers that evolved in the mids and sold for much less than mainframe and mid-size computers from IBM and its direct a survey, the New York Times suggested a consensus definition of a minicomputer as a machine costing less than $25,, with an input-output device such as a teleprinter.


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Minicomputers - Kindle edition by Peter C. Sanderson. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note 5/5(1). A minicomputer, or colloquially mini, is a class of smaller computers that was developed in the mids and sold for much less than mainframe and mid-size computers from IBM and its direct competitors.

In a survey, The New York Times suggested a consensus definition of a minicomputer as a machine costing less than US$25, (equivalent to $, in ), with an input-output device.

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Minicomputer: A minicomputer is a type of computer that possesses most of the features and capabilities of a large computer but is smaller in physical size.

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An Introduction to Process Control and Digital Minicomputers. Minicomputer, Computer that is smaller, less expensive, and less powerful than a mainframe or supercomputer, but more expensive and more powerful than a personal computer. Minicomputers are used for scientific and engineering computations, business-transaction processing, file handling, and database management, and are often now referred to as.

Minicomputers illustrate some of the potential pitfalls and benefits that can be gained if a minicomputer system is chosen wisely. This book is divided into five chapters-introduction, software, programming, selecting the minicomputer system, and applications.

Microcomputer, an electronic device with a microprocessor as its central processing unit (CPU). Microcomputer was formerly a commonly used term for personal computers, particularly any of a class of small digital computers whose CPU is contained on a single integrated semiconductora microcomputer uses a single microprocessor for its CPU, which performs all logic and arithmetic.

Minicomputers were characterised by short word lengths of 8 to 32 bits, limited hardware and software facilities and small physical size. Their low cost made them suitable for a wide variety of applications such as industrial control, where a small, dedicated computer which is permanently assigned to one application, is needed.

There are classes of computers that are not microcomputers. These include supercomputers, mainframes, and minicomputers. Minicomputers: Workstation computer. A minicomputer is a multi-user computer that is less powerful than a mainframe.

This class of computers became available in the ’s when large scale integrated circuits made it possible to build a computer much cheaper than the. Control Unit. The ___ sequentially accesses program instructions, decodes then, and coordinates the flow of data in and out of the arithmetic and logic unit.

___ is a powerful operating system originally developed by AT&T for use on minicomputers but now runs on workstations, servers, and mainframe computers. a set of integrated.

At many companies the music stopped, and central IT was called in to take control over departmental computers. The departments still benefited from the minicomputer revolution, but the company was able to get what it needed as well. The needs of the people advancing the business were coupled with the needs of the people preserving the business.

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Minicomputers. Minicomputers (sometimes called the "mini") are defined primarily in terms of price and size. Minicomputers generally have a word size of 8 – 18 bits (register size); a memory size of 32, – 64, bit words, or 16, – 32, bit words; a processing speed of – kilo-instructions per second (KIPS); and a price in the range of $3, to $50, The following list Includes all general and special-purpose minicomputers for, real-time, communications, business etc., sold through QEMs, end users, and bundled for process control and testing, for example.

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During my tenure on the Harvard Business School faculty, other colleagues have helped refine this book’s ideas even more.

Professors Rebecca Henderson and James Utterback of MIT, Robert Burgelman of Stanford, and David Garvin, Gary Pisano, and Marco Iansiti of the Harvard Business School have been particularly Size: 1MB. 1 The misconceptions which were based on the qualities of minicomputers until the last few years were: 1.

slow instruction execution time and cycle time, 2. small memory with lack of expansion, 3. lack of peripheral equipment, 4.

lack of peripheral device interfaces, 5. low reliability and unsatisfactory maintenance services, 6.the early 50's. Aerospace control computers of the early 's have also been claimed to be antecedants.

Minicomputers (for minimal computers) are a state of mind; the current logic technology, the characteristics found in larger computers, are combird into a package which has the smallest Size: KB.

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