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Structure, Technology, and Development of the AEG-Telefunken TR 440 Computer
July-September 2010 (vol. 32 no. 3)
pp. 30-39
Eike Jessen, TU Muenchen Eike Jessen, Garching Tutzing
Dieter Michel, (none), D 78465 Konstanz
Heinz Voigt, (none), D 78465 Konstanz

The computer AEG-Telefunken TR 440 was first installed in 1970 at the University of Bochum. At that time, it was the most powerful computer that had ever been developed and manufactured in Europe. As a successor of the TR 4, the TR 440 introduced paging, multiple modes of operation, multiprocessing, vastly extended memory, and satellite configurations and included innovative system software.

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Index Terms:
hardware, architecture, design management, AEG-Telefunken, TR 440
Citation:
Eike Jessen, Dieter Michel, Heinz Voigt, "Structure, Technology, and Development of the AEG-Telefunken TR 440 Computer," IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, vol. 32, no. 3, pp. 30-39, July-Sept. 2010, doi:10.1109/MAHC.2009.64
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