Planning a Computer System Project Stretch

By: Buchholz, Werner (edited by)

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Graphs; This book is in Very Good+ to condition and has a Very Good only dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition with the exception of a small patch of rubbing to the top spine end of the book cover. The text pages are clean and bright. There is a previous owner's inked name on the front endpaper. The dust jacke has some rubbing, edge wear, several small edge tears , nicks and chips missing along with some very noticeable sunning to the spine. "This book is primarily concerned with the selection of an instruction set and related functional characteristics of a large high-speed digital computer. Except for cost and speed, these are the characteristics that do most to distinguish one computer from the next - yet they have received scant recognition in the literature so far. For example, every computer designer makes a choice between binary and decimal arithmetic, but this book contains the first non-superficial treatment of this fundamental aspect of computer design." The editor, Werner Buchholz was employed by IBM (International Business Machines ) for most of his celebrated career in Computer Science -- he is the man who coined the term byte and helped create the IBM Stretch (IBM 7030 Stretch) which was the first transistorized supercomputer. While the computer was not quite all that it was hyped up to be (it was to be the LARC, requested by the Lawrence Livermore Labs, but that project fell through) it did end up being sent to the Los Alamos National Laboratory at a discounted price. The technology, especially the Standard Modular System transistor logic turned out to be a very fruitful innovation and was used for a number of machines, large and small, over the next decade.

Title: Planning a Computer System Project Stretch

Author Name: Buchholz, Werner (edited by)

Categories: Computer Science,

Edition: 3rd Printing

Publisher: New York, Mcgraw-Hill Book Company, Inc.: 1962

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket

Seller ID: A34060

Keywords: Computer Science Werner Buchholz Computer Systems Computer design Mathematics Mathematical concepts Project Stretch IBM Computer Science,