A Survey of Digital Computer Memory Systems

  title={A Survey of Digital Computer Memory Systems},
  author={J. Presper Eckert},
  journal={Proceedings of the IEEE},
  • J. P. Eckert
  • Published 1 October 1953
  • Computer Science
  • Proceedings of the IEEE
Many types of storage and memory systems have been proposed for use in digital computing systems. This survey paper discusses only the various systems whose reaction time is faster than hurman reaction time, employing a historical approach to the subject. Criteria for evaluation are discussed, and comparisons given among the different systems as to general applicability, ease of construction and use, speed of operation, latency time, memory span, and economy. 

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