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Forrester, Jay W.

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1918 July 14 - 2016 November 16

Found in 225 Collections and/or Records:

Bi-weekly Reports, 1948 March 03

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 16
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MIT DIC 6345. Project Whirlwind Memo A-42-2. Administrative memorandum from project Whirlwind research teams on bi-weekly engineering reports.

Dates: 1948 March 03

Bi-weekly Reports, 1951 January 31

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 16
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MIT DIC 6345. Project Whirlwind Memo A-42-3. Administrative memorandum from project Whirlwind research teams on bi-weekly engineering reports.

Dates: 1951 January 31

Bi-weekly Reports, 1948 March 03

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 16
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MIT DIC 6345. Project Whirlwind Memo A-42-1. Administrative memorandum from project Whirlwind research teams on bi-weekly engineering reports.

Dates: 1948 March 03

Bi-weekly Reports, 1947 December 11

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Identifier: 16
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MIT DIC 6345. Project Whirlwind Memo A-42. Administrative memorandum from project Whirlwind research teams on bi-weekly engineering reports.

Dates: 1947 December 11

Bomarc meeting with AFCRC, WADC, and Boeing, 1953 June 23

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 16
Scope and Contents Project Whirlwind Memo L-102. Minutes of a meeting held on June 15-18, 1953, to discuss the relationship of the Bomarc ground control system to the Transition System, to see whether the performance of the Bomarc system would be adequately provided for as economically as possible, and to recommend a plan to be followed by the Air Force to provide proper Bomarc control equipment. Present: (AFCRC) Caffee, M. A.; Dempsey, V. S.; Galt, G. T. ; Greene, John L.; Marchetti, J. W.; Schecter, H.;...
Dates: 1953 June 23

Boundary Conditions for Whirlwind II Design, 1952 April 24

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Identifier: 16
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Project Whirlwind Memo M-1468. Memorandum on minimum boundary conditions and relative values of machine parameters to guide logical planning for Whirlwind II design.

Dates: 1952 April 24

Change In Laboratory Name, 1951 September 20

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 16
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Project Whirlwind Administrative Memo A-124. Administrative memorandum from Digital Computer Laboratory research teams on changes to the laboratory.

Dates: 1951 September 20

Circuits for Marginal Checking, 1947 December 31

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 16
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MIT DIC 6345. Project Whirlwind Memo M-200. Memorandum from the Servomechanisms Laboratory research teams on circuits for marginal checking.

Dates: 1947 December 31

Comments on the Report of the AD HOC Panel on Electronic Digital Computers of the RDB Committee on Basic Physical Sciences, 1950 January 13

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 16
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MIT DIC 6345. Project Whirlwind Limited Memo L-17. Memorandum analyzing the comments of the AD HOC Panel on Electronic Digital Computers of the Basic Physical Science Committee of the Research and Development Board as they specifically relate to Project Whirlwind.

Dates: 1950 January 13

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

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 16
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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
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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

Cost Trends, Contract N5ori-60, 1948 November 19

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Identifier: 16
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MIT DIC 6345. Project Whirlwind Limited Memo L-8. Report on the actual past and estimated future costs of Project Whirlwind.

Dates: 1948 November 19

Data Storage in Three Dimensions, 1947 April 29

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Identifier: 16
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MIT DIC 6345. Project Whirlwind Memo M-70. Memorandum from the Servomechanisms Laboratory research teams on data storage in three dinensions.

Dates: 1947 April 29

Design and Tests of Electronic Circuits for Operating Safety Margins, 1953 September 21

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Identifier: 16
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MIT DIC 6889. Project Whirlwind Memo M-1828-1. A detailed laboratory test of circuits should be made to measure the operating margins and the sensitivity of the circuit to component changes. Also a measurement of marginal checking effectiveness is needed. A curve of component variation vs. marginal checking voltage (or other parameter) will reveal behavior of the circuit.

Dates: 1953 September 21

Design and Tests of Electronic Circuits for Operating Safety Margins, 1953 January 27

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 16
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MIT DIC 6889. Project Whirlwind Memo M-1828. A detailed laboratory test of circuits should be made to measure the operating margins and the sensitivity of the circuit to component changes. Also a measurement of marginal checking effectiveness is needed. A curve of component variation vs. marginal checking voltage (or other parameter) will reveal behavior of the circuit.

Dates: 1953 January 27

Digital Computation for Anti-Submarine Problem, 1947 October 1

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Identifier: 16
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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 1

Digital Computers in Science, 1947 April 09

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Identifier: 16
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MIT DIC 6345. Project Whirlwind Memo M-76. Memorandum from the Servomechanisms Laboratory research teams on the use of digital computers in science.

Dates: 1947 April 09

Discussion of the Comments on Project Whirlwind Made by the AD HOC Panel on Electronic Digital Computers of the Basic Physical Science Committee of the Research and Development Board, 1950 January 13

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 16
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MIT DIC 6345. Project Whirlwind Limited Memo L-16. Memorandum analyzing the comments of the AD HOC Panel on Electronic Digital Computers of the Basic Physical Science Committee of the Research and Development Board as they specifically relate to Project Whirlwind.

Dates: 1950 January 13

Distribution of Internal Memorandums, 1949 November 25

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Identifier: 16
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Project Whirlwind Administrative Memo A-102. Administrative memorandum from Electronic Computer Division research teams on distribution of internal memoranda.

Dates: 1949 November 25

Division Organization, 1950 June 30

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Identifier: 16
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Project Whirlwind Administrative Memo A-110. Administrative memorandum from Electronic Computer Division research teams on division organization.

Dates: 1950 June 30

Division VI Organization List, 1952 January 10

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 16
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Project Whirlwind Memo M-1366. Memorandum on the general responsibilities and assignments of Digital Computer Laboratory personnel.

Dates: 1952 January 10

Electronic Staff, 1946 March 05

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Identifier: 16
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MIT DIC 6345. Project Whirlwind Memo A-3. Administrative memorandum from project Whirlwind research teams on temporary staff assignments.

Dates: 1946 March 05

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

 File — Multiple Containers
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...
Dates: 1948 September 17

FY54 Budget Proposal for Division VI, 1952 March 21

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Identifier: 16
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Project Whirlwind Limited Memo L-33. Memorandum containing the Budget Proposal for Division VI for Fiscal Year 1954.

Dates: 1952 March 21

Gordon Stanley Brown papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MC-0024
Scope and Contents of the Collection The Gordon Stanley Brown collection documents Brown's career as teacher, research engineer, and administrator at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Lecture notes, problem sets, and other teaching materials describe his course Theory and Applications of Servomechanisms, first taught in 1940. A summary of wartime activity, as well as correspondence, describes Brown's role as founder and director of the Servomechanisms Laboratory. Correspondence and reports document his relationship...
Dates: 1920 - 1984

Information on Project whirlwind I as requested by Lt. Cmdr. Rubel, Research and Development Board, in letter dated 7 February 1949, 1949 February 15

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 16
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MIT DIC 6345. Project Whirlwind Limited Memo L-11. Report answering questions on Whirlwind I as requested by Lt. Cmdr. Rubel of the Research and Development Board under Office of Naval Research Contract N5ori-60.

Dates: 1949 February 15

Information System of Interconnected Digital Computers, 1947 October 15

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 16
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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

Jay Wright Forrester papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MC-0439
Scope and Contents This collection documents the professional activities of Jay Wright Forrester, director of the Digital Computer Laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Materials in this collection span from approximately 1940 to 2000, and include Forresters research, writings, speeches, correspondence, corporate consulting materials, and course notes for classes he taught at MIT. Forrester's research is documented in records about his patents and computation notebooks. These materials...
Dates: 1940-circa 2000

Letter to Nathaniel McLean Sage, 1951 April 12

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Identifier: 16
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MIT DIC 6673. Project Whirlwind Limited Memo L-26. Letter to Nathaniel McLean Sage on funds needed to extend the capacity of the Whirlwind computer to demonstrate its capabilities for handling low flying aircraft requiring the processing of information from many radar sets.

Dates: 1951 April 12

Limited Memorandum L-65, 1952 October 13

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Identifier: 16
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Project Whirlwind Limited Memo L-65. Summarization of opinions regarding the ACDS System proposal, prepared for use by Colonel Schenk. Includes time schedule and systems comparison tables.

Dates: 1952 October 13

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Archival Object 217
Collection 8
 
Subject
Computers -- History 3
Massachusetts Institute of Technology -- Faculty 3
Whirlwind computer. 3
DIC 6345. 2
Magnetic cores -- Patents. 2