Accession Number : ADA180315

Title :   Computers in the Service of Science,

Corporate Author : FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s) : Kolendowski,Jerry ; Ksiezyk,Marek

PDF Url : ADA180315

Report Date : 18 Jul 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : In the various equipment expenses of scientific institutions, a considerable part is designated for the formation and maintenance of computation centers. The majority of centers which perform scientific and technical computation have been developed in the last decade. As a rule they are equipped with multiple access computers. The terminal networks, connected with them over a data transmission line, as a rule, have 2 regional character, but educational institutions do seek tie-ins to large computer networks wth an international range. The tremendous need for scientific computation is causing the constant growth of computation capability, which can lead to the organizational detachment of centers from their mother institutions. Sometimes it is established in advance that the computational capability installed in the initial period will considerably exceed the real needs of the university or institute. This typical lead period encompasses a shorter period than planned. Characteristic is the example of the University of Illinois's (Champaign) center with its gigantic computational power. With the installation of new computers in the current year it has been established that the initial use of the system's power is barely 20%. Keywords: foreign, technology; translations; Poland; Polish language.

Descriptors :   *COMPUTATIONS, *INFORMATION CENTERS, COMPUTERS, COSTS, DATA TRANSMISSION SYSTEMS, INSTALLATION, MAINTENANCE, MULTIPLE ACCESS, NETWORKS, POLAND, POWER, TRANSLATIONS, FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY

Subject Categories : Computer Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE