Feasibility and Financial Studies of a Port Installation (Conducted on a Ferranti Pegasus I)

This paper from Operational Research Quarterly, Vol. 12 No. 3 (1961), demonstrates the usage of a computer program to simulate the running of a iron ore unloading port.  The computer used to perform the study was a Ferranti Pegasus I.  The paper is an excellent example of the use of computers for industrial planning in the 1960s.  According to the author, who sent us this article, the simulation of one year's operation of the port took two weeks by hand and two hours on Pegasus.  The author estimates that a standard modern laptop could complete the simulation in a minute.

Date : 3rd September 1961

Creator : Operational Research Quarterly

Format : PDF

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Article: Feasibility and Financial Studies of a Port Installation (Conducted on a Ferranti Pegasus I)

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