ERIC Number: ED027738
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Reference Count: 0
Feasibility Study for a Remote Terminal Central Computing Facility Serving School and College Institutions. Volume II, Preliminary Specifications.
International Business Machines Corp., White Plains, NY.
Preliminary specifications of major equipment and programing systems characteristics for a remote terminal central computing facility serving 25-75 secondary schools are presented. Estimation techniques developed in a previous feasibility study were used to delineate workload demands for four model regions with different numbers of institutions and total enrollments. The general design features of a system capable of meeting estimated demand patterns was then described and equipment specifications (e.g., number of terminals, storage capacities, printer-reader speeds) were developed for each model region. Detailed descriptions of operational characteristics and schematic illustrations of the configuration of specified central site and control and communication are included. (SS)
Descriptors: Centralization, Computer Oriented Programs, Computer Storage Devices, Computers, Data Processing, Educational Specifications, Facilities, Facility Inventory, Information Storage, Input Output Devices, Models, Problem Solving, Programing, Scheduling, School Administration, Systems Development, Time Sharing
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: International Business Machines Corp., White Plains, NY.