[Soviet Cybernetics : Recent News Items], No. 21.

by D. McDonald

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Three major articles are featured in this issue: (1) A 14-page survey of data storage devices discusses the field's history, current trends, and future prospects. (2) A 13-page article outlines resolutions adopted toward the development and introduction of computer technology in areas of production, planning, accounting, and management by the Central Committee of the Ukrainian SSR. (3) A 17-page translation of excerpts from a book on the organization and techniques of scientific research deals with dissertations. Other brief articles provide information on computers designed by computers; use of cybernetic methods in military affairs; optimization in space flights and game theory; measuring information systems and biological analysors; high-speed computers in physics research; large computer systems; information processing at Moscow's "frezer" plan (manufacturer of cutting instruments); the "Ritm" system for accounting and control; computers in military construction and building materials industry; and reports from conferences on biological-psychological problems and on problems of the scientific control of industry. 120 pp.

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