1980-02-01

The Emerging Role of Minicomputers in Computational Analysis and Design 800008

The continued development of high-performance low-cost computing systems, the Miniframe, is having a significant impact on the scientific computing marketplace. The purpose of this paper is to describe the characteristics of the Miniframe describe the role of Miniframes in distributed computing compare the cost/performance of Miniframes with present mainframes address the inevitability of changes to the present computer organizational structure and consider the new burdens that will be imposed on engineering management.

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