THE TRW TWO-STATION, ON-LINE SCIENTIFIC COMPUTER.
Annual progress rept. (final) for 14 Jul 63-14 Jul 64,
TRW SPACE TECHNOLOGY LABS REDONDO BEACH CALIF
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This report describes the research and development of on-line techniques and their application to problem solving. For convenience, it is organized in several parts. Part 1 lists the published papers describing research problems solved in the course of this effort and summarizes the computational aspects of the multi-dimensional problem a nonlinear diffusion equation which received the most attention the physical significance of this problem and a discussion of the results obtained is given in part 5. Part 2 contains a general description of the on-line system from the users viewpoint, including some elementary examples of the constructive aspects of on-line computing. In part 3 we have collected the on-line problem solving techniques developed in this program which are of general interest. These involve a blending of numerical and mathematical analysis somewhat different from that generally encountered in conventional computing, being best characterized as emphasizing a global rather than a local approach to problem formulation and solution. Part 4 constitutes a complete users manual for the present system. It gives a detailed description of each of the basic programs. A general understanding of the on-line system can be obtained from part 2 parts 3 and 4 provide the detailed information needed to actually use this system. Author