Software Systems for Hybrid Computers.
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An existing real-time operating system is used as the basis for a hybrid system. The additional facilities required were included in the system as new processors. None of the features in the original system are altered, but new ones are created. Thus, the augmented system is compatible with new releases of the original system. Since the new processors provide a new level of control between the user and the original system, the augmented system can be made to look totally different to the user. Hence, a complex system can be given a simple interface with the user for a small class of similar problems. Additionally, an investigation is made into the practicality of adapting digital simulation languages to hybrid computation. The techniques used in digital simulation languages can be extended to provide all the information necessary for hybrid simulation. A proposed hybrid system is developed from these techniques. Such a system would allow the user to communicate with the computer in the language of the problem, and not require him to be an experienced programmer. Author
- Computer Programming and Software
- Computer Hardware
- Computer Systems