Accession Number : ADA266892


Title :   Simulation and Control Facility for Design and Fabrication of Microdevices


Descriptive Note : Final rept.,


Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA INST OF TECH PASADENA


Personal Author(s) : McGill, T C


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a266892.pdf


Report Date : 08 May 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 3


Abstract : In the original proposal, we indicated that we would purchase two Ardent Titan Workstations. However, as anyone who has followed the computer environment at all knows, the changes in vendors and products are very rapid. Hence, we have purchased equipment that at the time of the purchase best suited the original intent of the proposal. We selected IBM 6000 RISC workstations because they represented the highest performance in computing workstation available at the time of purchase. Their performance exceeded that of the Ardent/Stardent Titans by a substantial amount for some applications involving scalar instructions. However, the IBM machines are basically computer servers and lacked graphics performance and ease of program development. To keep and enhance our graphics capability, we updated our three Ardent/Titans with memory, graphics upgrades and disks to store the very large graphics files. To make possible program development on the Ardents and IBM's, we purchased some inexpensive Sun Sparc stations. Finally, we found that the best way to handle our graphics capture needs was to purchase an all purpose scan converter that would make possible the conversion on any monitor signal into any of the various video formats


Descriptors :   *MICROELECTRONICS , *WORK STATIONS , *NAVAL PROCUREMENT , COMPUTATIONS , RESEARCH MANAGEMENT , VENDORS , FABRICATION


Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE