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Specifications of Twelve Early Computers Made in France

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000129629D
Original Publication Date: 1990-Dec-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Oct-06
Document File: 2 page(s) / 14K

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Software Patent Institute

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PIERRE-E. MOUNTER-KUHN: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Tables 1 and 2 present the main computers designed and installed in France during the first two ";generations."; Two IBM machines -- the 650 and the 1401 -- are included to enable readers to compare the French computers with these two ";bestsellers"; which marked their time. The tables do not mention: Machines of foreign design, even if they were produced under license by French manufacturers (i.e., the Bull Gamma 30, the PB computers of the Societe Europeenne de Traitement de l'Information and the RW computers of the Compagnie Europeenne d'Automatisme Electronique). Certain machines, of which very few were built, by companies that played only a secondary role in the History of Computing in France, and which are poorly documented (i.e., the calculateur pedagogique of the Societe Alsacienne de Construction Mecanique, the Pallas computer of the Societe Europeenne de Traitment de l'Information and the KL 901 computer of the Societe Nouvelle d'Electronique et de Radio-Industrie.

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Copyright ©; 1990 by the American Federation of Information Processing Societies, Inc. Used with permission.

Specifications of Twelve Early Computers Made in France

PIERRE-E. MOUNTER-KUHN

Tables 1 and 2 present the main computers designed and installed in France during the first two "generations." Two IBM machines -- the 650 and the 1401 -- are included to enable readers to compare the French computers with these two "bestsellers" which marked their time. The tables do not mention:

Machines of foreign design, even if they were produced under license by French manufacturers
(i.e., the Bull Gamma 30, the PB computers of the Societe Europeenne de Traitement de l'Information and the RW computers of the Compagnie Europeenne d'Automatisme Electronique).

Certain machines, of which very few were built, by companies that played only a secondary role in the History of Computing in France, and which are poorly documented (i.e., the calculateur pedagogique of the Societe Alsacienne de Construction Mecanique, the Pallas computer of the Societe Europeenne de Traitment de l'Information and the KL 901 computer of the Societe Nouvelle d'Electronique et de Radio-Industrie.

Machines introduced in the market after 1963.

The dates listed on the chart represent the year of delivery, which is the most serious criterion (the machine then is supposed to be perfected).

(Image Omitted: Table 1. Specifications of Six "First Generation" Computers Made in France)

(Image Omitted: Table 2. Specifications of Six "Second Generation" Computers Made in France)

Note that before being marketed, the comp...