NCR & CDC plan joint program
CSIRO Problem In Computer Network
The Canberra Times, 8 February, 1972
In line with the recent trend among computer manufacturers lo "get bigger or get
out", two of the US's successful manufacturers have announced plans to co-
The National Cash Register Company and Control Data Corporation have reached an agreement
in principle on a broad co-
The program, announced last week by Mr William C. Norris, chairman and president of Control Data and Mr R. Stanley Laing, president of National Cash Register, involves a close association in the development of future central processing units/mainframes.
The basic elements at the program are:
The establishment of a new jointly owned 50-
An agreement under which the computer main frame development programs of CDC and NCR will achieve a high degree of compatibility through the use of similar architectural concepts and related software. As a part of this activity NCR will develop and produce a computer to serve as a "swing" processor to bridge the two computer lines.
Under the agreement, both companies will retain their separate corporate identities and full independence in the marketplace, continuing to serve their chosen markets and pursuing their own individual business strategies.