AN/FSQ-7: the computer that shaped the Cold War

AN/FSQ-7: the computer that shaped the Cold War

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One of the most impressive computer systems ever was the vacuum tube based behemoth AN/FSQ-7, which was the heart of the qSemi Automatic Ground Environmentq. Machines of this type were children of the Cold War and had a tremendous effect not only on this episode in politics but also generated a vast amount of spin-offs which still shape our world.... timing groupis generated inclock cycle number seven, when all necessary actions of the program timing group have been executed. ... wellinto thenext cycle duringwhich the program timing group already fetches the next instruction from memory. ... Variations of this basic idea used magnetostrictive effects in special wires instead of sound waves in mercury, andeven magnetic drums likethose used inanbsp;...

Title:AN/FSQ-7: the computer that shaped the Cold War
Author: Bernd Ulmann
Publisher:Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG - 2014-08-19

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