[Soviet Cybernetics Review], Vol. 4, No. 1.

by Wade B. Holland


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An overview of the ambitious nationwide data system mandated by the 24th Party Congress is followed by three articles on process control, which is clearly being pushed. The M-4030 computer links the special-purpose ASVT and general-purpose ES streams, claiming compatibility with both. Significant retooling of ASVT factories is described. Report of a meeting of the seven-nation ES designers' council emphasizes process control development (for which the IBM 360-like series seems unsuited). The State Department Store, GUM, complains that it does not get data in machinable form and lacks specialized peripherals, programs, algorithms, and qualified programmers for its automated management system. Other articles describe: Referat information retrieval systems; typical management systems (ASU-pribor, -Teplokontrol', -Vibrator, and Opyt); automated design documentation; restaurant computerization; interrepublic metal distribution system; an automated linguistic concordance; the new Institute for Automation and Control Processes in the Soviet Far East; and educating specialists in applied mathematics and automated systems. (Volume 3 is R-1190.) 59 pp.

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