Issue No.07 - July (1976 vol.9)
R.M. Howe , University of Michigan
Today's increasing emphasis on simulation of continuous dynamic systems lends a special significance to this issue of Computer. Hybrid computers, with their tremendous computing speed resulting from the all-parallel configuration of their analog subsystem, are particularly suited for dynamic system simulation. Indeed, back in the 1950's analog computers were the only game in town when it came to real-time simulation of flight vehicles. Digital computers of that era were simply too slow in the numerical solution of differential equations.
R.M. Howe, "Hybrid Computer Systems", Computer, vol.9, no. 7, pp. 13-14, July 1976, doi:10.1109/C-M.1976.218639