Georgia Lockheed version of FLAIR
for Fully Automatic Coding System
Georgia Lockeed version of FLAIR
in [ACM] CACM 6(03) (Mar 1963) view details
In December 1955, I left the 650 world by joining IBM to write a processor for doing scientific work on the IBM 705, which was a decimal and alphanumeric machine designed originally for commercial work. PRINT I was a considerable step up from the system we had done for the 650. Although PRINT I was interpretive in execution, an initial process removed as much redundancy as possible from the executing program. PRINT was also the first load-and-go system.
PRINT I was designed and built in the same office complex as FORTRAN, and I watched that work with interest. Design started in December 1955. I gave a talk to the Western JCC in February 1956. PRINT I was field operational by August. Obviously it was time for new work!
in Annals of the History of Computing, 08(1) January 1986 (IBM 650 Issue) view details