Conception of New Generation Computer Systems – The Last Large-Scale Initiative in Computers of the COMECON Countries: A Glance after Twenty Years

  • Victor Zakharov
  • Yuri Lavrenjuk
Conference paper
Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT, volume 357)


The conception of a new generation of computer systems was developed by a team of scientists from USSR Academy of Sciences, academies of USSR republics, academies of COMECON countries in 1984-85. The conception contained main directions of computing technology and informatics development in the socialist countries. Additionally, it prescribed the main directions of research and development that should be performed to obtain new qualities of information and computer systems. The conception was supposed to be implemented within the framework of ten integrated scientific projects performed by the international research teams. The structure of these projects and the main results of their implementation are presented. A glance on these projects from today positions is also presented.


New generation computer systems scientific project research team COMECON countries 


  1. 1.
    Conception of New Generation Computers. International Center of Scientific and Technical Information, Moscow (1985) (in Russian) Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Victor Zakharov
    • 1
  • Yuri Lavrenjuk
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Informatics Problems of the RussianAcademy of SciencesMoscowRussia

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