Accession Number:

ADA052752

Title:

Project Report for Functionally Distributed Computer Systems Development: Software and Systems Structure. Part II.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 15 Jan 76-31 Oct 77,

Corporate Author:

KANSAS STATE UNIV MANHATTAN DEPT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1978-02-07

Pagination or Media Count:

100.0

Abstract:

This is the second and final part of the report of research performed by Kansas State University in multiple processor computer systems and networks. Part I covered the Design Phase of the effort and this report covers the follow-on implementation, integration, test, and demonstration of a prototype model of the network. The network model consists of a cluster of minicomputers and microcomputers with supporting software. The model has been named MIMICS MIni-MIcroComputer System and uses a high-speed vendor-independent data bus, named KSUBUS, that was designed, developed, and built for this network. Network hardware included Interdatas 85, 732, 832 and IBM 370158. The principal network software is a message system which is capable of residing in a variety of computers. The hardware independence is achieved by design and by coding the software in Concurrent PASCAL. A specification of a distributed data base management system was developed and implemented in the MIMICS network. A DBMS named TOTAL was used in the prototype. The general problems of DDBMS were studied, and solution syntheses are presented as well as a simulation model for a back-end DBMS. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Hardware
  • Computer Systems
  • Non-Radio Communications

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE