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April 8, 1971: The constant interchange

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At Cern, the proton-synchrotron and the ISR are controlled by computer. The 28 GeV accelerator uses an IBM 1800, which according to Eric Ratcliff, who is responsible for programming it, has made an enormous difference to the speed at which control adjustments can be made to the accelerator.

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