ICF: Engineering Board Report
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- Address Space
- The area of memory that a program can address.
- A high level programm1ng language.
- Character information as opposed to graphic information.
- A Programming Language. An advanced interactive language
designed by K Iverson.
- A finite element package.
- A finite element package from Aitkens Research.
- A computer which is often used as benchmark for computer
- A simple interactive language.
- Basic Cambridge Programming Language.
- 8 bits of data.
- Computer Aided Design Centre.
- The name usually refers to a keyboard
terminal produced by Centronix which
operates at about 200 characters per second.
- A FORTRAN overlay system.
- A path from a source of data to a user of
data. Can be a physical set of wires or a path
- Command decoding
- The decoding of text presented to a computer by a
user with a view to interpreting it as a command to some
- Command macro
- A series of commands which can be considered to be a
single command by a user.
- A language designed for Artificial Intelligence which allows the
use of back tracking.
- Cooperative computing
- The use of two or more computers being
involved in the execution of one problem
- Cross Assembler
- An assembler which runs on a computer and produces code for some
- Continuous System Modelling Package for simulation.
- Computer Technology Limited.
- Data Bank
- A system for storing a large quantity of related information.
- Experimental Packet Switched Service. An experimental communications
network being developed by the Post Office.
- Extended Fortran
- A FORTRAN system which has been extended beyond the defined
- Federal Computing Centre
- A possible assembly of computing organisations at the Chilton site.
- Finite Element Analysis
- The reduction of a structure into arbitrarily defined elements
over which an approximate solution is obtained by summing the solutions
in each element.
- Floppy disc
- A very simple, small and low cost exchangeable disc system.
- A computer used to organise input and output of data to a second
- A finite element package for Civil Engineering.
- GINO F
- A graphical system developed by the Computer Aided Design Centre
- Hard copy graphics
- System whereby a user can obtain graphical output on paper.
- A finite element package for structural engineering.
- A list processing language.
- Linear Programming.
- Meeting House function
- The function which brings together experts in a particular field
or in different fields to further progress in the state of the art
or to promote cross-fertilization between disciplines.
- Menu handling
- A system whereby a user can be presented with a series of options
by a computer and can select one or more.
- Micro computer
- A simple computer possibly on a small number of integrated circuits.
- Small computers of less than 1 Atlas power usually of a short word length
and less than Â£100K.
- Device which enables a digital data string to be passed over an
analogue telephone circuit.
- The act of combining a number of data channels through a single
- A large finite element package used in the aerospace industry.
- National Engineering Laboratory at East Kilbride.
- A system for connecting terminals and computers.
- A means whereby sections of code in main memory which are no longer
required may be replaced by wanted sections of code.
- A finite element package for structure design produced by Nottingham
University Department of Mechanical Engineering.
- A method of store management which normally allows virtual memory systems.
- A structured Programming language.
- An interactive language designed by the Edinburgh Artificial
- Re-entrant code
- A piece of computer code which may be used by more than one process
at a time.
- Refresh display
- A display in which the picture is continually written to a cathode ray tube
to give the illusion that it is permanently being displayed.
- A general purpose simulation language.
- A text manipulation language.
- Storage tube display
- A display in which the picture is written on a cathode ray tube
which has the ability to retain the image.
- String handling
- The processing of a string of characters or text.
- The removal of a program to backing store and its replacement by another.
- System programming
- The programming associated with operating systems.
- Time Sharing Option. A multi-access system
which can be used on IBM 370 series computers.
- University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology.
- Virtual memory
- Memory systems where the user program address is mapped onto the real
memory address. The term is often applied to systems where fragmented address
spaces are allowed or address spaces larger than the real memory.