Special Symposium on Advanced Hybrid Computing, San Francisco, California, 23-24 July 1975.
Final rept. 23-24 Jul 75,
ARMY MATERIEL COMMAND ALEXANDRIA VA
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The symposium focuses on several recent technological advancements on both hardware and software, which makes it possible to develop an advanced hybrid computer system ahcs. These advances, which include highly reliable, low-cost solid-state switching devices, advanced communication techniques and high-level hybrid programming languages, provide the AHCS with automatic patching and scaling, remote terminal access for time-slicing the system and complete programmability in a high-level, CSSL-type language. As a result, this system will be easily programmable by the non-hybrid-oriented user, yet still maintain the 301 cost and speed advantages over pure-digital systems for solving dynamic problems. Although designed as a stand-alone system, the AHCS could easily be linked to any large-scale digital computer to allow the access of hybrid computer programs or routines for use in digital programs. Even if the next generation of digital machines is ten times faster than todays, the AHCS will still be two to three orders of magnitude faster for dynamic simulation problems, and will market for less than one-tenth the cost.
- Computer Programming and Software
- Computer Hardware
- Computer Systems