Cover: [Soviet Cybernetics Review], Vol. 2, No. 4

[Soviet Cybernetics Review], Vol. 2, No. 4

by Wade B. Holland

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U.S. computer sales prospects may depend on developments in Soviet capabilities. Likeliest to benefit from a trade agreement are terminals, graphics, peripherals, and complex communications. Poland plans to export $20 million of minicomputers, printers, disks, drums, readers, and keypunchers — 80 percent to the USSR. Poland is a major producer of the six-nation, third-generation Ryad computers. Speeds and capacities of the 5 Ryad models are described. The ASVT series, formerly called "third-generation," but now admitted to be second-generation, has more advanced models in prospect. There seems to be no connection between the Ryads and ASVT. Other articles list the relevant Lenin Prizes; catalog the many problems of Soviet computing; call for improved training; and describe: VINITI's interest in RCA Videocomp typesetting; space data processing; data transmission problems; GUM inventory control; inefficient repair and materials handling; and railroad and aviation management systems.

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