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Core Memory Using External Bit Selection, 1954 March 18

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 16

Scope and Contents

MIT DIC 6889. Project Whirlwind Memo M-2736. A memory system in which the memory functions (remanence) and the selection function (nonlinearity) are performed in separate cores may have the following advantages over the present (coincident-current) system: 1) Much broader tolerances on core acceptability 2) Reduced noise out of the memory array 3) Larger signals out of memory 4) Shorter memory cycle time Some of the costs may be: 1) Two or three times as many cores required 2) More complex construction problems.


  • 1954 March 18



From the Collection: 3.9 Gigabytes (4035 MB in 1835 digital files in 31 folders)

From the Collection: 56.3 Cubic Feet (189 boxes including 142 microfilm reels)

Language of Materials

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