By Bernd Ulmann
One of the main extraordinary computers ever was once the vacuum tube dependent behemoth AN/FSQ-7, which used to be the guts of the ''Semi computerized flooring Environment''. Machines of this kind have been young ones of the chilly battle and had a major influence in politics. in addition they generated an unlimited volume of spin-offs which nonetheless form our international. This publication specializes in the technological achievements and info of this terrific computing device and of its predecessor Whirlwind. some of the advancements, starting from magnetic middle reminiscence to information transmission through cellphone strains, are coated intimately with schematics, circuit descriptions and small programming examples.
This e-book is a treasure trove for these attracted to the expertise of early electronic desktops and people drawn to the impression those machines had and now have on our present computing device systems.
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