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Annotations of First Generation Systems Development in Sweden
KTH, School of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Computer and Systems Sciences, DSV.
2009 (English)In: / [ed] Impagliazzo J; Jarvi T; Paju P, 2009, Vol. 303, 95-105 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This work presents episodes of first generation information systems development in Sweden using two particular computers, ALWAC IIIE, during the period 1957-1961, and Univac III during 1963-1964. The ALWAC IIIE at ADB Institute, Gothenburg, was used for technical as well as for administrative applications. Another episode concerns re-engineering of an inventory management application; it used the ALWAC IIIE for the Swedish Defence Material Administration in 1960. The next episode concerns the computer Univac III. A sales contract between Gotaverken AB and Univac included a guarantee by Univac to transfer one of Gotaverken's punched card routines to a magnetic tape oriented routine on Univac III. The development work was carried out on a Univac III at Kantonalbank in Bern, Switzerland. They did the work in night shifts during a period of five months. Only one Univac III was installed in Sweden.

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2009. Vol. 303, 95-105 p.
, IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology, ISSN 1868-4238 ; vol 303
Keyword [en]
First generation, information system development, Alwac IIIE, Univac III, Gothenburg
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Computer Science Telecommunications
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-29641DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-03757-3_10ISI: 000280134700010ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84882988585ISBN: 978-3-642-03756-6OAI: diva2:401433
2nd Conference on History of Nordic Computing, Univ Turku, Turku, FINLAND, AUG 21-23, 2007

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Available from: 2011-03-02 Created: 2011-02-11 Last updated: 2014-09-25Bibliographically approved

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