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Consideration For Minicomputer Applications To Large Optical Design Programs
Author(s): Robert A. Arnold; Raul E. Casas; John W. Figoski
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Paper Abstract

Historically, the practice of lens design predates the electronic computer. As a result, in the early days of the computer, the lens design application presented a computational workload that strained the available computers. As the computers gained speed and capacity, the computation appetite of the lens design application similarly increased, up to a point. Eventually, the power of the computer evolved far beyond the needs of lens design. The task has changed from obtaining time on the most powerful computer available to selecting the most appropriate computer from a vast list of candidates.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 September 1980
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 0237, 1980 International Lens Design Conference, (16 September 1980); doi: 10.1117/12.959065
Show Author Affiliations
Robert A. Arnold, Perkin-Elmer Corporation (United States)
Raul E. Casas, Perkin-Elmer Corporation (United States)
John W. Figoski, Perkin-Elmer Corporation (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0237:
1980 International Lens Design Conference
Robert E. Fischer, Editor(s)

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