Soviet Cybernetics Review, Volume 4, No. 5

by Wade B. Holland

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This issue features an identification of the new Kashatan computer, and also the Avtopriz-Autevo system, which was jointly developed by the Russians and East Germans to solve industrial production control problems. A highlight of the issue's treatment of software problems is the translated abstracts of papers from 8 sessions of the Second All-Union Conference on Programming, held in February. One article continues a discussion begun in April's [SCR] over whether implementation of national control systems should begin on a statewide basis or at the local level. A discussion of software development advocates concentrating computers in large centers to increase efficient computer use. Other articles probe close ties between the VUM Plant (Kiev Plant of Computers and Control Equipment) and the Institute of Cybernetics, outline four optimal schemes for complex control systems, examine faltering automation plans in the textile industry, announce establishment of a control processes faculty at Leningrad University, and discuss space and naval research at the Institute of Cybernetics.

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