Accession Number : AD0710262

Title :   THE IMPACT OF FUTURE DEVELOPMENTS IN COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Graham,William R.

Report Date : JUN 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : Computer hardware design is progressing at such a rate that it is difficult to understand where it is now, much less where it is going. On the other hand, computer software still exists only as a pre-science technology, and therefore it is very difficult to make any generalizations about its status, other than to say that it is a sufficiently primitive art to require the name 'Computer Sciences' in most centers of research. The paper makes an attempt to move away from analyzing computer capability only in terms of raw hardware speeds, and tries to give a rounded picture of the disadvantages as well as the advantages of some radically new machine designs. The point of view is that of a person interested in solving very large and complex problems. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*COMPUTERS, REVIEWS), DESIGN, PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES, COMPUTER LOGIC

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE