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106 Part 1 ½ Fundamentals Section 3 ½ Computers of Historical Significance

access operation. In the original design, provision for several such on-line typewriters was made, hut at the production stage it was decided to remove these as an economy measure. In view of the subsequent development of on-line operation, this was rather an unfortunate decision.

The Atlas computer at the University has now been in continuous operation for four years and it is expected to provide for the major part of the University's computing needs until 1971.

During the period of its operation the provision of extensive monitoring and logging information has permitted the behaviour of the system to he studied in detail. The results of these studies have been extremely valuable in the design of a successor to the Atlas.


Allmark and Lucking [1962]; Amdahl et al. [1964a]; Anderson [1961]; Anderson, Hoffman, Shifman, and Williams [1962]; Barton [1961]; Bock [1963]; Carlson [1963]; Clark [1957]; Davis [1960]; Hamblin [1962]; Hauck and Dent [1968]; Hodges [1964]; Kilburn, Howarth, Payne, and Sumner [1961]; Lonergan and King [1961]; Morris, Sumner, and Wyld [1967]; Shaw [1958]; Sumner, Haley, and Chen [1962]; Weber [1967]; Wirth and Weber [1966a].

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