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PCAST " shall advise the President… on matters involving science and technology policy, " and " shall assist the National Science and Technology Council (NSTC) in securing private sector involvement in its activities. " The NSTC is a cabinet-level council that coordinates interagency research and development activities and science and technology policy… (More)
Anyone concerned with understanding the past, present, and future of high-speed computing must of necessity focus on progress in the components field. He must formulate searching questions about the outlook of that technology and how it affects progress in high-speed computer development.
Strictly speaking, the term “Very Large Scale Integration” refers to the number of gates or elementary cells which can be reliably fabricated on a single integrated circuit chip. The current state of the art yields memory chips having 16K elements and random logic (microprocessor) chips having 5K gates. The near future should see 64K bit memory… (More)
received an A.B. summa cum laude in physics from Duke and a Ph.D. in computer science from Harvard, under Howard Aiken, the inventor of the early Harvard computers. He was an architect of the Stretch and Harvest computers and then was the project manager for the development of IBM's System/360 family of computers and then of the Operating System/360… (More)
NOTICE: To arrive at the findings and recommendations of this report, the National Academy of Engineering has used a process that involves careful selection of a balanced and knowledgeable committee, assembly of relevant information, and peer review of the resultant report. Over time, this process has been proven to produce authoritative and balanced… (More)
IT IS IMPORTANT to talk about the future, especially in an area of human activity, where changes are occurring at such a rapid rate as is the case of the workplace. Someone once said, "if you do not know where you are going-any road or path will get you there." Unfortunately, the inverse is sometimes also true: "if you know where you are going-no road will… (More)