Soviet Cybernetics Review, Volume 4, No. 4

by Wade B. Holland

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Featured are 3 articles by top Soviet computer scientists: V. M.Glushkov discusses trends in computer technology in 2 articles, specifically computer center organization. Leading computer designer S. A. Lebedev writes about the conversion to third-generation design techniques and large-scale integration. An article surveying solid-state technology covers such subjects as integrated circuits, elionics (electron- and ion-beam techniques), optoelectronics, dielectronics, and acoustoelectronics. An article on the the ASP automated design system, which uses the M-220 computer, examines ASP's basic design stages and designer/computer interaction during mathematical modeling and machine design. Other articles consider: (1) the new Dnepr-2 control system, (2) a hybrid analog-digital system for use in physics and chemistry research, and (3) the use of activated alkali halide crystals as luminescent storage cells. A [Pravda] editorial on the burgeoning "information industry" is also included.

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