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AN/FSQ-7: the computer that shaped the Cold War by Bernd Ulmann

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10 Machine consoles

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Figure 10.1: Maintenance control console room of an AN/FSQ-7 installation (courtesy Air Force History Support Office)

A giant duplex computer installation like an AN/FSQ-7 or -8 requires equally giant maintenance operation consoles to monitor the computers and their associated input /output equipment. These consoles were icons not only of their time but are still used today in a variety of movies whenever the impression of a giant computer is required. So even if there is no longer any AN/FSQ-7 still operating, at least parts of its maintenance consoles are still used to represent the archetypal electron brain.

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