ERIC Number: ED062941
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Minicomputers in the Digital Laboratory Program.
National Academy of Engineering, Washington, DC. Commission on Education.
The Task Force responsible for this document was established to study 2 major questions: (1) How should the minicomputer be used in the undergraduate classroom and laboratory program? and (2) What type of minicomputer facilities are needed to carry out the recommended program? The first question is treated in Part 1. Two types of applications are considered. A student in the computer engineering area will need a program that allows him to master all aspects of hardware, software, and system design. The minicomputer, therefore, provides him with a unique educational tool to explore all of these areas. Other students in electrical engineering may not want or need to go into this depth of knowledge in the use of minicomputers. This section presents the different types of courses and laboratory work required to satisfy both of these needs. Part 2 considers the problem of specifying the facilities and equipment needed to implement the various aspects of the recommended program. It provides a general discussion of the factors that should be considered in selecting a minicomputer and indicates the problems that are likely to be encountered in day-to-day operation of the machine. (Author/HS)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Academy of Engineering, Washington, DC. Commission on Education.