Accession Number : AD0693121

Title :   SOVIET CYBERNETICS REVIEW. VOLUME 3, NUMBER 8, 1969,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Holland,Wade B.

Report Date : AUG 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 159

Abstract : This issue includes two conference reports on the design program for ASVT modular hardware, and two articles discussing the causes of the time lag in implementing new technology. A summary of the Soviet view of writing programming languages is given in an article announcing the ALGOL 60-based ALPHA language, now used to compile BESM-6 code on the M-20 computer. The Recursive Functions Algorithmic Language (REFAL), used on the BESM-6, is also discussed. Articles on computer hardware include discussions of the (1) UP-1 two-way analog/digital converter using Ural-10 modules; (2) Promin' computer to process experimental data; (3) Kaktus system of computer-monitored instruction; (4) KVN-5 device for automatic vacuum spraying of thin films; (5) ChARS reader for typewritten data; (6) VNIIem-3 control computer for industrial use. A new book on the problem of optimality is of considerable interest (1) because optimality is one of the important problems now being studied by cybernetic methods, and (2) because of the publisher's forward and disclaimer. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*COMPUTERS, USSR), CYBERNETICS, PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES, OPTIMIZATION, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, PROGRAMMED INSTRUCTION, MACHINE TRANSLATION, READING MACHINES

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE