Browse Prior Art Database

Processor Products -- Final Report of SPREAD Task Group, December 28, 1961

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000129407D
Original Publication Date: 1983-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Oct-05
Document File: 29 page(s) / 85K

Publishing Venue

Software Patent Institute

Related People

JOHN W. HAANSTRA: AUTHOR [+14]

Abstract

This report recommends a new family of compatible processors for the IBM product line. A summary of the major points follows.

This text was extracted from a PDF file.
This is the abbreviated version, containing approximately 6% of the total text.

Page 1 of 29

THIS DOCUMENT IS AN APPROXIMATE REPRESENTATION OF THE ORIGINAL.

Copyright ©; 1983 by the American Federation of Information Processing Societies, Inc. Used with permission.

Processor Products -- Final Report of SPREAD Task Group, December 28, 1961

JOHN W. HAANSTRA

CHAIRMAN

BOB O. EVANS,

VICE CHAIRMAN

JOEL D. ARON

FREDERICK P. BROOKS, JR.,

JOHN W. FAIRCLOUGH

WILLIAM P. HEISING

HERBERT HELLERMAN

WALTER H. JOHNSON

MICHAEL J. KELLY

DOUGLAS V. NEWTON

BRUCE G. OLDFIELD

SEYMOUR A. ROSEN

JERROLD SVIGALS

  (Image Omitted: Reprinted from the Final Report of the SPREAD Task Group, December 28, 1961. Categories and Subject Descriptors: K.2 "History of Computing -- hardware, IBM System/360, software, systems. General Terms: Management, Standardization. Additional Key

Words and Phrases: compatibility, SPREAD. © 1983 AFIPS 0164-1239/83/010006-026

Processor Products -- Final Report of SPREAD Task Group, December 28, 1961

JOHN W. HAANSTRA

CHAIRMAN

BOB O. EVANS,

IEEE Computer Society, Jan 01, 1983 Page 1 IEEE Annals of the History of Computing Volume 5 Number 1, Pages 6-25

Page 2 of 29

Processor Products -- Final Report of SPREAD Task Group, December 28, 1961

VICE CHAIRMAN

JOEL D. ARON

FREDERICK P. BROOKS, JR.,

JOHN W. FAIRCLOUGH

WILLIAM P. HEISING

HERBERT HELLERMAN

WALTER H. JOHNSON

MICHAEL J. KELLY

DOUGLAS V. NEWTON

BRUCE G. OLDFIELD

SEYMOUR A. ROSEN

JERROLD SVIGALS .00/00)

I. Introduction

A. Mission and Objectives

1. The SPREAD activity was initiated to establish an overall IBM plan for data processor products. The plan is to encompass all stored- program processor developments in IBM, is to extend to 1970, and must consider the following factors. a. Solid logic technology (SLT), which promises improved cost/performance and reliability. b. New market demands for systems capable of multiterminal, on-line, real-time, multiprogramming operation. c. The explosive growth in applied programming demanded by a larger number of dissimilar systems. d. The 15- 20 engineering groups generating processor products and the need for the establishment of consistency -- i.e., an IBM "image" in the processor field. e. The need to resolve the interactions between present and new processor products across divisional and World Trade lines.

2. Faced with these present problems, the SPREAD task force set as its objectives: a. The definition of a new line of processor products. b. The establishment of logical design, engineering, and applied programming ground rules, within which a processor product line consistent across divisions and World Trade must be defined. c. The creation of a plan for the introduction of these new products that will optimize the conflicting demands of: (1) Market need. (2) Impact on present installed processors. d. The initiation of an appropriate management measurement and control mechanism to assure the implementation of the SPREAD product concepts.

IEEE Computer Society, Jan 01, 1983 Page 2 IEEE Annals of the History of Computing Volume 5 Num...