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Title: Integrated Systems-Some Fundamental Considerations in Engineering Computer Usage
Author(s): A.M. Lount
Publication: Special Publication
Appears on pages(s): 63-80
Keywords: computer programs; computers; costs; detailing; economics; information retrieval; reinforced concrete; standards; structural analysis; structural design
Abstract:This paper deals with some overall fundamentals of integrated systems viewing them as a total package of hardware and software. Programming languages, terminals, program interface files, method of operation and storage are discussed. The implications of time sharing and the relation of foreground and background processing are reviewed. A summary of some of the main concepts of time sharing, with variation in what is being offered to engineers is also included.
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