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Description of SAGE

The FSQ-7 (the successor to MIT's Whirlwind computer developed by Lincoln Labs and IBM) was the first computer to use magnetic core as its random access memory and was the core of the SAGE system. The SAGE system was the first large operating program to be developed.  This was accomplished with a few experienced programmers and hundreds of inexperienced programmers who received formal and hands-on training.  Programming for SAGE enabled the development of a sophisticated utility system containing a compiler, a checker, and a communications pool.

Scanned from the Annuals of the History of Computing,  Vol. 5  #4  October  1983