Accession Number : AD0717040

Title :   The Influence of External Memory Organization on Productivity in Sequential Information Processing by Electronic Digital Computers,

Corporate Author : FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s) : Flerov,A. B.

Report Date : 26 OCT 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 18

Abstract : In the performance of data processing tasks, a characteristic feature of which is the sequential processing of information, it is most expedient to use an external memory unit with a zone organization and gaps between the zones for starting and stopping the storage medium. It is expedient to make several refinements, to increase the productivity of tape reading stations (the installation of a block of magnetic heads for check reading, the introduction of faster rewinding, simplifying tape handling). This would permit a significant improvement in the productivity of tape transport mechanisms and entire external memory units without increasing the writing density or speed of movement of the medium. It is expedient to make it possible to simultaneously move the medium while transferring information on other tape transport mechanisms connected to one common control. This would also permit an increase in the throughput capability of the external memory unit as a whole. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*DATA STORAGE SYSTEMS, EFFICIENCY), DIGITAL COMPUTERS, MEMORY DEVICES, MAGNETIC TAPE, DATA PROCESSING, INFORMATION RETRIEVAL, USSR

Subject Categories : Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE