VIEW: A Distributed System for Graphical Analysis of Large Data Bases
RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA
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Research projects using large numerical simulations of natural phenomena encounter problems acquiring computer and data storage resources. Work by the ARPA-sponsored climate project at Rand is cited as exemplifying these problems. Certain of these problems are solvable by the large-scale resource sharing of the ARPA Network. The VIEW system addresses a further problem -- aiding researchers via graphical analysis of large, remotely-located data bases. In order to access remote data storage facilities e.g., the trillion-bit Laser Store, modules of VIEW are distributed over the ARPA network, with the main analysis module on the UCLA 36091. The usersystem interface was designed to satisfy a set of user-generated specifications and to allow syntactically different inputs to remote data retrieval systems. Terminal inputoutput is in a Network standard format, allowing use of VIEW from any graphics terminal connected to the Network.
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