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Everett, Robert R.

 Person

Found in 26 Collections and/or Records:

A proposal for accomplishing the SAGE System computer programming tasks outlined in memorandum 6M-3416, 1955 March 11

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Identifier: 16
Scope and Contents Division 6 Limited Memo 6L-189. Memo making a proposal for the responsibilities of various organizations and outlining how Lincoln Laboratory would accomplish the tasks outlined in Memo 6M-3416. Contains three drawings.
Dates: 1955 March 11

Alternative Project Whirlwind Proposals, 1948 September 21

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Identifier: 16
Scope and Contents MIT DIC 6345. Project Whirlwind Limited Memo L-4. The digital computation program of Project Whirlwind might be operated by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in many ways. Three representative levels are proposed in the attached curves and charts covering the period 1949 to 1953. Plan 1, at $1.8 million per year, shows the research, development and limited experimental computer operation which could be carried out under a continuation of approximately the present rate of expenditure....
Dates: 1948 September 21

Analysis of Digital Computer Laboratory Proposed 1950-51 Budget, 1950 March 13

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Identifier: 16
Scope and Contents MIT DIC 6345. Project Whirlwind Limited Memo L-21. Memorandum containing an analysis of the Digital Computer Laboratory Proposed 1950-51 Budget.
Dates: 1950 March 13

Block Diagram Work, 1947 October 06

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Identifier: 16
Scope and Contents MIT DIC 6345. Project Whirlwind Memo M-111. Memorandum on the present objectives of block diagram work, the expected results of that work, and estimated effects on Whirlwind I computer design.
Dates: 1947 October 06

Changes in Prototype or Production Machines, 1954 July 28

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Identifier: 16
Scope and Contents Project Whirlwind Memo M-2940. The XD-1 and XD-2 Systems have reached a point where changes cannot be made unless mandatory to insure operation. The production design is approaching a similar stage and any suggestions for changes should be made soon.
Dates: 1954 July 28

Comparison Between the Computer Programs at the Institute for Advanced Study and the M.I.T. Servomechanisms Laboratory, 1948 October 11

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Identifier: 16
Scope and Contents MIT DIC 6345. Project Whirlwind Limited Memo L-6. Report on a visit to the Institute for Advanced Study to discuss their work on digital computers, work on parallel-type digital computers, and differences in view on the methods for achieving working equipment.
Dates: 1948 October 11

Condensed summary of FY54, 1952 June 10

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Identifier: 16
Scope and Contents Project Whirlwind Limited Memo L-45. Memo discussing the work which Division 6 hoped to accomplish in the Cape Cod system and the design and building of a high-speed digital computer (Whirlwind II) between July 1953 and June 1954.
Dates: 1952 June 10

Digital Computation for Anti-Submarine Problem, 1947 October 01

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Identifier: 16
Scope and Contents MIT DIC 6345. Project Whirlwind Limited Memo L-1. Report on a study of a simplified version of the anti-submarine problem. The objective of this study has been to estimate the storage capacity and computing time required in a digital machine and no serious attempt has made to achieve completeness or accuracy.
Dates: 1947 October 01

Digital Computers for Air Defense System, 1951 October 05

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Identifier: 16
Scope and Contents MIT DIC 6345. Project Whirlwind Limited Memo L-30. Memorandum on estimates regarding time and personnel required for the work leading up to the production of digital computers suitable for air defense information centers.
Dates: 1951 October 05

Forecast for Military Systems Using Electronic Digital Computers, 1948 September 17

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Identifier: 16
Scope and Contents MIT DIC 6345. Project Whirlwind Limited Memo L-3. Many plans are now being considered for the military use of information systems built around electronic digital computers. Such systems appear unique in their ability to process and evaluate information sufficiently rapidly for modern high-speed military operations. The advantages gained when digital information systems make possible the better integration and more effective use of other military equipment should more than justify the diversion...
Dates: 1948 September 17

FY54 Budget Proposal for Division VI, 1952 March 21

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Identifier: 16
Scope and Contents Project Whirlwind Limited Memo L-33. Memorandum containing the Budget Proposal for Division VI for Fiscal Year 1954.
Dates: 1952 March 21

Group leaders' meeting, November 3, 1952, 1952 November 03

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Identifier: 16
Scope and Contents Project Whirlwind Limited Memo L-69. Minutes of weekly group leader meeting discussing overtime, partitioning, vacuum tube inspection trip, Lincoln group leaders' meeting, IBM contract status, and IBM visit. Present: J. W Forrester, C. W. Adams, S. H. Dodd, R. R. Everett, H. Fahnestock, J. C. Proctor, N. H. Taylor, C. R. Wieser, P. Youtz.
Dates: 1952 November 03

Information System of Interconnected Digital Computers, 1947 October 15

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Identifier: 16
Scope and Contents MIT DIC 6345. Project Whirlwind Limited Memo L-2. Report discussing in general terms some possibilities in the arrangement and use of high-speed digital computers for the for the analysis, evaluation and intercommunication of information in an anti-submarine naval group.
Dates: 1947 October 15

Lincoln-IBM meeting on XD-1 equipment needs, 1955 August 30

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Identifier: 16
Scope and Contents Division 6 Memo M-3857. Minutes of a Lincoln-IBM meeting discussing equipment needs in XD-1. Present: (MIT) S. H. Dodd, R. R. Everett, J. W. Forrester, M. G. Holloway, B. E. Morriss, J. A. O'Brien, C. F. J. Overhage; (IBM) T. A. Burke, R. P. Crago, J. F. Mills, H. D. Ross, G. R. Solomon, R. N. Sweetland, J. E. Zollinger.
Dates: 1955 August 30

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Oral History Program, oral history interviews on computers at MIT

 Collection
Identifier: MC-0131
Scope and Contents of the Collection The collection consists of supporting documents for and tapes of interviews which discuss Project Whirlwind, Project MAC, and the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, all at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). There are transcripts only for the interviews with Hazen, Forrester, Perlis, and Carr (draft). Also includes transcripts and notes of a seminar, "Attitudes Towards Artificial Intelligence," with Philip Morrison, Jerome Lettvin, and Joseph Weisenbaum, and a lecture...
Dates: 1976 - 1977

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Servomechanisms Laboratory records

 Collection
Identifier: AC-0151
Scope and Contents of the Collection World War IIThe Servomechanisms Laboratory’s beginning years, 1940-1945, coincide with World War II and are partially documented in Series 1, files collected by staff member Robert Everett. Memos, graphs, drawings, and final reports relating to research about and application of feedback control to automate navy and army gun control systems, and development of servo-controls for advanced radar systems are the focus of the series. Also included in Series 1...
Dates: 1940 - 1959

MTC Meeting of August 22, 1952, 1952 August 22

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Identifier: 16
Scope and Contents MIT DIC 6889. Project Whirlwind Memo M-1611. Decisions and progress relevant to the proposed Memory Test Computer (MTC) are summarized for distribution to those interested, and to trace development of the computer. Present: R. Best, J. D. Crane, R. R. Everett, W. A. Hosier, R. Hughes, W. Ogden, K. H. Olsen, W. N. Papian, H. J. Platt, R. Sims, H. Smead, N. H. Taylor, R. von Buelow.
Dates: 1952 August 22

MTC Meeting of July 25, 1952, 1952 July 28

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Identifier: 16
Scope and Contents MIT DIC 6889. Project Whirlwind Memo M-1566. Decisions and progress relevant to the proposed Memory Test Computer (MTC) are summarized for distribution to those interested, and to trace development of the computer. Present: R. R. Everett, W. A. Hosier, R. P. Mayer, W. Ogden, K. H. Olsen, W. N. Papian, L. L. Sutro, N. H. Taylor, H. Smead, R. von Buelow.
Dates: 1952 July 28

MTC Meeting of September 9, 1952, 1952 September 10

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Identifier: 16
Scope and Contents MIT DIC 6889. Project Whirlwind Memo M-1635. Decisions and progress relevant to the proposed Memory Test Computer (MTC) are summarized for distribution to those interested, and to trace development of the computer. Present: H. Anderson, J. Crane, R. R. Everett, W. A. Hosier, R. Hughes, K. H. Olsen, R. Pfaff, N. H. Taylor, R. von Buelow.
Dates: 1952 September 10

Project Whirlwind Collection

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Identifier: MC-0665
Abstract The Whirlwind I computer was developed at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology between 1945 and 1952 in a project directed by Jay Forrester. The project was first carried out in the Servomechanisms Laboratory. Later it separated to become the Digital Computer Laboratory and Lincoln Laboratory, Division 6, and testing continued through 1958. Jay Forrester served as director of both laboratories until 1956, and Robert Everett as associate director, then director. A key part of the Whirlwind...
Dates: 1944 - 1959

Proposed responsibilities for tasks in Memorandum 6M-3416, 1955 March 16

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Identifier: 16
Scope and Contents Division 6 Limited Memo 6L-190. Memo making a proposal for the responsibilities of various organizations regarding computer programming tasks forseen in the SAGE System as outlined in Memo 6M-3416. Contains four drawings.
Dates: 1955 March 16

Second bank of 1024 digit storage tubes for MIT, 1952 April 03

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Identifier: 16
Scope and Contents Project Whirlwind Limited Memo L-36. Minutes of a group leader meeting discussing the installation of a second bank of ES in WW until a more reliable production model is available. Present: Dodd, Youtz, Corderman, Wieser, Rich, Daggett, and Everett.
Dates: 1952 April 03

Selection Systems For Magnetic Core Storage, 1951 August 07

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Identifier: 16
Scope and Contents MIT DIC 6345. Project Whirlwind Engineering Note E-413. Several core-selecting systems can be devised that offer better selection ratios than the standard 3-dimensional array. Improved selection ratios result in reduced storage access time but at the cost of considerably increased complexity of the driver circuits.
Dates: 1951 August 07

Storage Devices in Computing Systems, Text of an MIT E. E. Department, Colloquium Talk, 1950 May 30

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Identifier: 16
Scope and Contents MIT DIC 6345. Project Whirlwind Engineering Note E-362. This memorandum contains the text of a talk given at the E.E. Department Colloquium, May 3, 1950. The talk covers briefly: the need for storage in computation, the effect of storage characteristics on digital computer design, desirable storage characteristics, and the characteristics of existing storage devices suitable for digital computer use.
Dates: 1950 May 30

The Whirlwind I Computer, 1952 August 12

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Identifier: 16
Scope and Contents MIT DIC 6345. Project Whirlwind Controlled Distribution Memo 6D-99. The characteristics of this computer are presented along with contemplated improvements. A list of some of the actual problems handled is also included. A reprint from Electrical Engineering, the American Institute of Electrical Engineers.
Dates: 1952 August 12

Visit to University of Illinois and Engineering Research Associates, 1951 January 22

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Identifier: 16
Scope and Contents MIT DIC 6345. Project Whirlwind Memo M-1152. Memorandum on a visit by project Whirlwind I research teams to University of Illinois and Engineering Research Associates for a demonstration of the IAS computer, discussion of ERA's computer experience and its relation to future work in the field, evaluation of the magnetic drum as a reliable element in computing systems, and discussion of electrostatic storage and possible use of the RCA Selectron.
Dates: 1951 January 22