Artifact Details

Title

Ferranti Argus Process-Control Computer System

Catalog Number

102646234

Type

Text

Date

1961-01

Publisher

Ferranti Ltd.

Place of Publication

England

Identifying Numbers

other number LIST DC.39C

Extent

13 p.

Dimensions

10 1/4 x 8 in.

Copyright Holder

Ferranti Limited

Description

This is a four-color brochure about the Ferranti ARGUS computer system. Around the brochure is a blank paper covering the back and front cover. On the front, top, right corner there is a date stamp of "DEC 12 1962." The front cover has a color illustration of the ARGUS computer with the cabinet door open and a tray pulled out. The bottom right corner has the brochure number and date published. The inside cover has a black and white illustration of the Basic Argus computer. Underneath the illustration there is a quote; "Argus, the all seeing, had a hundred eyes which slept in turns, so the he was at all times awake." The first part is an introduction of the Ferranti ARGUS. Following is a section about the applications of the computer, ranging from chemical processes to traffic control. Following is a section about the background of the computer. Following is a section about the conditions for designing a computer for process control. Subsections include Reliability; Ease of programming; Timing; Suitable accuracy and speed; Input and output facilities. Following is a section about reliability. This section includes a black and white illustration of the monitor panel and tray. Following is a section programming, which has been based on the order code for Pegasus. Following is a section about timing. Included in this section is a black and white illustration of typical Argus printed circuit packages and Box containing 36 packages. Following is a section about accuracy and speed. Following is a black and white photograph of a typical Argus installation. Following is a description of input and output facilities. Following is Table 1, which lists the computer specifications (excluding I/O cabinet). Following is Table 2, which lists and describes the input and output equipment. Following is Table 3, which is about the programming information. Subsections include Addresses N,C; Accumulator X; Function F; Modifier M; Function Code; Speed.

Category

Promotional Material

Subject

promotional materials; Fixed-application digital computer: industrial; Digital computer: minicomputer; Ferranti ARGUS (Computer); Ferranti Limited

Lot Number

X3067.2005