The Application of Microprogramming Technology
MITRE CORP BEDFORD MA
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The report surveys promising applications of microprogramming. Emphasis is on tthe value of microprogramming as a tool which permits computer users to modify the architecture of a general-purpose machine to better match a particular set of requirements. Factors are discussed which affect the choice of microprogramming over hardware and software in the design and implementation of computer-based systems. Actual and potential examples of its application are given to illustrate its relevance to the solution of implementation and performance problems arising typical Air Force systems. Finally, research and development tasks are proposed which lead to the realization of the benefits of this technology in operational command control and communications systems. Methods are described for integrating the results into existing and future systems in the next several years.
- Computer Programming and Software
- Computer Hardware
- Computer Systems Management and Standards