Accession Number:

AD0720798

Title:

Computer Architecture Study.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 15 Mar-15 Oct 70,

Corporate Author:

INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION APPLICATIONS INC SILVER SPRING MD

Report Date:

1970-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

169.0

Abstract:

A proposed airborne computer architecture and organization is described. The approach taken was to develop an architecture which would directly execute computer programs written in the Space Programming Language without the usual time and cost handicap of higher-level language compilation. SPL was thoroughly analyzed and evaluated and a Space Programming Language Machine SPLM architecture was developed. The primary emphasis is on the SPLM design using a stack organizational approach rather than the traditional von Neumann-type computer organization. Secondary emphasis is placed on SPL itself with appropriate deletions, changes, and extensions outlined. Apparent and suspected cost advantages for the SPLM architecture approach as compared with traditional computer types are outlined. Recommendations for future Air Force action related to SPLM design and simulation are included. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE