Soviet Cybernetics Review, Volume 4, No. 9

by Wade B. Holland

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The feature article in this issue reports on the sale by ICL of four of its System-4 configurations to the Soviets. The total value of all systems is estimated at nearly $5.7 million. Illustrative of the Soviet reporting on the ASVT computers is an article detailing the specifications of the three ASVT machines, the M-1000, M-2000, and M-3000. Detailed descriptions of two computers in the Minsk series are included in this issue — the Minsk-22, probably the most widely used machine in the USSR, and the Minsk-32, the newest model in the series. An article covering an interview with a leading cybernetician, G. S. Pospelov, reveals his theory of designing control systems and his support of the Glushkov position concerning organization of multilevel control and management systems. Computing activities in two Soviet republics and in Hungary are the subjects of several other articles.

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