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Page 27 of Journal of Systems Management Vol. 28, Issue 9 [page]

1977 Journal of Systems Management  
Data concentrators are generally used in large communications systems to serve as line controllers and as pre- and post- processors in the exchange of information between remote terminals and the central  ...  When used as remote data concentrators, minicomputers reduce communications line costs by concentrating original data streams into more efficient: streams, thus smoothing communications traffic for a more  ... 

Page 150 of Behavior Research Methods Vol. 6, Issue 2 [page]

1974 Behavior Research Methods  
Communication with other computers is initiated and completely controlled by the minicomputer, although most of the requisite software resides in the central medium scale computer.  ...  Teletypes, cathode ray tube (CRT) terminals, and other slow peripheral devices communicate in the serial asynchronous mode.  ... 

Microcomputer Congress

1975 Computer  
affect on the design of the various key elements of the system, including scheduling, data structuring, interprogram communication, and memory management.  ...  MINICOMPUTER REAL-TIME SOFTWARE Various applications including data acquisition, process control and communication, are discussed to identify their needs in a real-time executive, and to emphasize their  ... 
doi:10.1109/c-m.1975.218915 fatcat:wyioerahuraodcmud5nzxen4ri

Hierarchically distributed processing for psychology

Clifford B. Gillman, David J. Lapin, Paul B. Buckley
1974 Behavior Research Methods  
Invariably, computers are interconnected to share the work of compu ting efficiently, and the resulting networks can vary in size from two minicomputers to a system as large as the ARPANET.  ...  Hardware methods for interconnecting computers are considered, and software communication protocols are detailed.  ...  Communication with other computers is initiated and completely controlled by the minicomputer, although most of the requisite software resides in the central medium scale computer.  ... 
doi:10.3758/bf03200318 fatcat:k6ftyzldkbffdi33n5yxvsphum

Page 40 of PE. Professional Engineer Vol. 41, Issue 6 [page]

1971 PE. Professional Engineer  
The minicomputer differs from the calculator in several ways, includ- ing communication, methodology of programming, delegated oper- ation, and expandability.  ...  By contrast, the programmed calculator, though it often has a long and involved calculation, cannot communicate in the same way.  ... 

Page 178 of Journal of Aircraft Vol. 19, Issue 2 [page]

1982 Journal of Aircraft  
The system consists of a Prime 400 minicomputer with a communication link to a Control Data Corporation 6600 computer and is accessed by eight remote terminals, each of which was dedicated for the use  ...  The goal for the project was to assign the minicomputer specific tasks such as graphics and data input where speed and response time are primary considerations while accuracy and ‘‘compute power’’ are  ... 

Page 20 of Journal of Systems Management Vol. 31, Issue 9 [page]

1980 Journal of Systems Management  
Shorter development times, simple programming languages, application packages, and simple steps into data communication were also arguments that enhanced the attraction of minis.  ...  A brief review of the pressures which led to the rapid introduction of minicomputers in industry will make the relation of DDP planning and microcom- puters more apparent.  ... 

Distributed Process Control: A Micro-Mini Marriage

J.C. Hargreaves, R.A. Krakowski
1977 Computer  
Acknowledgments The authors would like to thank Chris Hershey, Pam Wolf, and Betty Page for their assistance in typing the draft and final manuscript.  ...  The assistance of Chrysler Graphic Arts Department in the preparation of the artwork is also greatly appreciated.  ...  with the microcomputer; and (4) development of a microcomputer software communications handler.  ... 
doi:10.1109/c-m.1977.217862 fatcat:o2f5g6zojncgfbxyszz7ds5xki

Page 388 of Journal of Aircraft Vol. 15, Issue 7 [page]

1978 Journal of Aircraft  
The minicomputer is connected via two DMA channel lines, and steering and control logic, to two terminals: the test terminal and the terminal being tested.  ...  Thus, JTIDS allows for multiple communities, each community being made up of multiple users all operating in a carefully choreographed ballet of time and frequency assignment.  ... 

The MINICOM data entry system

J. F. Mollenauer, E. J. Sitar, V. B. Turner
1974 Proceedings of the May 6-10, 1974, national computer conference and exposition on - AFIPS '74  
MINI-COM provides this support in the form of data communications between minicomputers and a large central system, reducing the necessity for secondary storage and expensive and hard to maintain peripherals  ...  The potential savings in data storage and program development costs have likely been outweighed by the difficulty of programming the minicomputer for data communications and by the spotty records of computing  ... 
doi:10.1145/1500175.1500269 dblp:conf/afips/MollenauerST74 fatcat:dycssppw25erne4a7k6neghym4

Page 12 of Journal of Systems Management Vol. 29, Issue 11 [page]

1978 Journal of Systems Management  
Probably one of the most distressing, yet subtly disguised problems confronting EDP professionals is the “old communications problem,” not the com- munications problems between machines, but the communications  ...  In large organizations, an uncoordinated prolifera- tion of “Minicomputers” can cause numerous repeats of Norton’s Stages I and II.  ... 

Cost-Effective Use of Minicomputers to Solve Structural Problems

1979 Journal of Aircraft  
The lower costs for the minicomputer are attributed to its performance characteristics, including high communication rate, in- teractive graphics, ease of use, and good response.‘ Engineering time is dominant  ...  In contrast with many data files used in conventional finite-element sytems, Fig. 1 shows how the 26 SPAR processors (programs represented by 5 selected boxes) store and retrieve information and communicate  ... 
doi:10.2514/3.58603 fatcat:mkl2p4fouvggho7gbqktrnizxe

LSI and minicomputer system architecture

L. Seligman
1971 Proceedings of the November 16-18, 1971, fall joint computer conference on - AFIPS '71 (Fall)  
If there are N logical links established and communications is proceeding on all, each link receives l/N of the communications bus time.  ...  communications path.  ... 
doi:10.1145/1478873.1478972 dblp:conf/afips/Seligman72 fatcat:6zp2pspsrresre3nqw2alopdoq

Page 33 of Journal of Systems Management Vol. 25, Issue 12 [page]

1974 Journal of Systems Management  
There are also communications controllers associated with RJE terminals, message switching, and line switch- ing systems.  ...  Data General Nova machines have been called the “CDC” of minicomputers. They are marketed to the experienced computer user, and are particularly popular with scientific users.  ... 

Minicomputer labs that talk to maxicomputers

Edward Grupsmith, Steven Ferres
1979 Behavior Research Methods  
Another possible disadvantage is that the main computer center may be located at some distance from the minicomputer, so there may be some difficulty in communications.  ...  METHODS OF LINKING LARGE AND SMALL COMPUTER SYSTEMS Given that a researcher has decided to use a large computer, how does he go about setting up communications between it and his laboratory?  ... 
doi:10.3758/bf03205638 fatcat:mnnna3jzmbe25m6nr5mva6h3k4
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