Two articles by Ferranti-Packard employees about the FP6000 are presented here.
|Santa helping to deliver the FP-6000
to the Toronto Stock Exchange, December 23, 1963 (Ferranti-Packard
TIME-SHARING ON THE FERRANTI-PACKARD FP6000 COMPUTER SYSTEM
by Michael J Marcotty, Fred M Longstaff, and Audrey Sharp (nee Williams)
originally published in Proceedings of the 1963 Spring Joint Computer Conference
The FP6000 was an early multi-programming system. The hardware and software needed to support multiple independent programs is described. Justification for multi-programming is also included (publication was a year before the System/360 announcement).
This paper is part of the history of computing.
AN IMPLEMENTATION OF ALGOL 60 FOR THE FP6000
by Roger D Moore
originally presented at the May 1964 meeting of the Computing and Data Processing Society of Canada (now Canadian Information Processing Society).
This paper describes the object programs of an Algol compiler. There was a banquet at the Chateau Laurier to open the conference. The Deputy Minister of Industry was the speaker. He examined the titles of the papers to be presented and declared that this paper had the least comprehensible title.
Aside from a garbled version of my then employer's name, this paper says nothing about the FP6000. It may be of interest to students of Algol 60.
Other FP6000 material on WWW
From DATAR to the FP6000
By John Vardalas
This is a history of Ferranti-Packard Electronics with particular emphasis on computing machinery.
Western Development Museum material
This two-page article was written after the Saskatchewan Power Corp machine was donated to the museum in Moose Jaw. It includes a picture of the KSR 33 console and some Burroughs tape drives.
FP6000 ex totallyexplained.comThis short article collects information from several sources.