[Soviet Cybernetics Review], Vol. 3, No. 2.

by Wade B. Holland


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The Nairi-3-2, R-20, and R-30 computers are all described as available for export; [SCR] doubts it. [Pravda] reports that, although the Academy of Sciences Computer Center has over 10,000 algorithms and programs, over half are obsolete, unsatisfactory, or repetitious. Documentation is lacking. The five-person staff has no time for evaluation. Program libraries elsewhere are no better; it is easier to program from scratch than find an existing program. The Ministry of Higher Education recently approved a subsystem for evaluating college applicants, developed by the Moscow Institute of Steel and Alloys. Other articles describe: Abonent BESM-6 timesharing system; M-222; Minsk-32; Ekran interactive graphics terminal; KamAZ automobile production control system; a hybrid network modeling system for boundary value problems; S. N. Mergelyan, Armenia's Mr. Computer; automated management of the 94-division Minsk Tractor Plant; problems and techniques of national economic modeling; and need for realistic financing and staffing of development of automated management systems.

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