The Kentucky Register


PUBLISHED QUARTERLY BY THE UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY COMPUTING CENTER

JULY 1966 VOL 3, ISSUE 1

SYSTEM 360

The 360 computing system which will be installed here near the end of 1966 incorporates several new and exciting concepts. The 360 first of all is a modular system: the capacity of the system can be increased in the future with minor changes and interruptions to current processing. This is a desirable and economical feature since reprogramming represents a considerable part of the cost of a system change.

Of great interest to users is the introduction of time-sharing and remote computing....

A considerable amount of storage will be available with the 360, including the data cell (a relatively high speed unit capable of storing 400 million characters of data), core storage (262,000 characters), and random processing disk units to provide 18 million characters of online storage.

IBM 1620 MOVED TO MEDICAL CENTER

The IBM 1620 has been relocated in room H 152 of the Medical Center and will remain there until June, 1967....

THE COMPUTING CENTER USER'S MANUAL

The Computing Center User's Manual, designed to answer questions about the Computing Center, such as how to use the computers and the keypunches, where to get supplies, who takes care of what items, and what the policies are on loaning and obtaining tapes, decks, or personnel time, has been published and copies are available in the Data Center.

COMPUTING CENTER SYSTEMS BULLETIN

The Systems Programming staff of the Computing Center is now issuing a systems bulletin. The bulletin will appear at irregular intervals and will contain information on the 7040, a list of subsystems available, and other information pertinent to the user.


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