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Mainframes Not Always a Must, Citibank Officer Advises Users

NEW YORK - Many users only "think they need" a large mainframe to process their daily information workload. But given the capabilities of today's "superminis," such an assumption can be quite incorrect, according to Linda Ewen, systems vice president at Citibank -- an organization here that recently traded its central DP facility for a minicomputer in each user department. One way to test "whether you really need a 512K mainframe" is to examine the largest single program on that mainframe and calculate its overall memory requirements, Ewen told a Computer Caravan audience here last week. Next, subtract all the buffer space, deduct further for file control and file space and, on top of that, subtract all the operating system requirements. The results could tell quite a different story, according to Ewen, who managed the bank's decentralization project since its inception two years ago.

'DS/3000' Lets Users Process Data on Any HP 3000-II in Net

Hewlett-Packard Co. has introduced a communications software product which reportedly allows any terminal tied to one HP 3000 minicomputer to access and process data on another 3000 in a data communications network.

Date: May 16, 1977

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