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Forrester, Jay W.

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Dates

  • Existence: 1918 July 14 - 2016 November 16

Found in 225 Collections and/or Records:

Staff Organization, 1950 December 11

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Identifier: 16
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Project Whirlwind Administrative Memo A-111. Administrative memorandum from Electronic Computer Division research teams on staff organization.

Dates: 1950 December 11

Statement of Status of Project Whirlwind Prepared for the Research and Development Board, 1950 May 10

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Identifier: 16
Scope and Contents MIT DIC 6345. Project Whirlwind Limited Memo L-24. On August 29, 1949 the Ad Hoc Panel on Electronic Digital Computers of the Research and Development Board Committee on Basic Physical Sciences visited Project Whirlwind. Since that time the Whirlwind computer has been brought much nearer completion, equipment is now being connected for using Whirlwind in real-time air defense research for the Air Force, and plans for the first year of machine use have been crystallized. The arithmetic...
Dates: 1950 May 10

Storage Tube Program, Project Whirlwind, 1947 September 15

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Identifier: 16
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MIT DIC 6345. Project Whirlwind Memo M-102. Memorandum in response to a request from Mr. Charles Doersam, for information on the present status of Project Whirlwind Storage Tube research and for a comparison of the tube being developed at M.I.T. with the one constructed at the Naval Research Laboratory.

Dates: 1947 September 15

Storage Tubes, Phone Discussion with Dr. Rajchman, R.C.A., 1946 November 06

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Identifier: 16
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MIT DIC 6345. Project Whirlwind Engineering Note E-29. Engineering notes on information received in a discussion of storage tubes with Dr. Rajchman at the R.C.A. Laboratories in Princetone, New Jersey.

Dates: 1946 November 06

Study of Checking and Trouble Location Methods, 1949 February 10

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Identifier: 16
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MIT DIC 6345. Project Whirlwind Memo M-780. Memorandum from project Whirlwind research teams on the establishment of a group to study checking and trouble location methods.

Dates: 1949 February 10

Supplement 1, 1954 October

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Identifier: 16
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Project Whirlwind Memo 6M-3094-s-1. Supplement to the bi-weekly progress report of Division 6 research teams with corrected examples from a previous report, intended to improve the usefulness, conciseness, and clarity of the bi-weekly reports.

Dates: 1954 October

Thesis Proposals and Progress Reports, 1948 March 08

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Identifier: 16
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MIT DIC 6345. Project Whirlwind Memo M-270. Memorandum on organization of thesis proposals and progress reports created by MIT Servomechanisms Laboratory research teams.

Dates: 1948 March 08

Time schedule for XD-1 machine specifications and evaluation reports, 1955 February 07

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Identifier: 16
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Division 6 Memo M-3351. Memorandum providing a time schedule for machine evaluation tests of XD-1. The nature and purpose of evaluation tests performed on XD-1 and its associated equipment was outlined in "XD-1 Test Specifications" Memorandum 6M-3271, by J. A. O'Brien, 10 January 1955.

Dates: 1955 February 07

Visit of Mr. R. L. Snyder, 1948 February 09

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Identifier: 16
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MIT DIC 6345. Project Whirlwind Memo M-234. Memorandum from the Servomechanisms Laboratory research teams on a visit of Mr. R. L. Snyder of the University of Pennsylvania.

Dates: 1948 February 09

Visit to Remington Rand, 1953 May 12

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Identifier: 16
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Project Whirlwind Memo VI L-94. Description of a visit by two Lincoln Laboratory staff members to the Remington Rand office in Washington and to see the ONR Logistics computer at George Washington University.

Dates: 1953 May 12

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

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Identifier: 16
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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

Visitors, 1953 July 15

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Identifier: 16
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Project Whirlwind Administrative Memo A-77-2. Visitors to the Laboratory who are not necessary to laboratory business should have their visits approved by Proctor. Grouping of visits will be arranged when possible. All requests by such visitors fqr literature should be directed to Proctor.

Dates: 1953 July 15

Visitors, 1948 December 21

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Identifier: 16
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Project Whirlwind Administrative Memo A-77-1. Administrative memorandum from Electronic Computer Division research teams on visitor policies.

Dates: 1948 December 21

Visitors to Project Whirlwind, 1948 November 2

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Identifier: 16
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MIT DIC 6345. Project Whirlwind Limited Memo L-7. Report listing the visitors to the M.I.T. Servomechanisms Laboratory showing present interest in digital computing equipment.

Dates: 1948 November 2

Whirlwind I Trouble Shooting, Comments on Memorandum M-123, 1947 October 28

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MIT DIC 6345. Project Whirlwind Memo M-129. Comments on Memorandum M-123 from Jay Forrester on Whirlwind I Trouble Shooting.

Dates: 1947 October 28

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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