Accession Number:

ADA055152

Title:

HISS: An Approach to Hierarchical System Sharing for Laboratory Computers.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept. 1 Feb 74-31 Oct 77,

Corporate Author:

ARIZONA UNIV TUCSON DEPT OF CHEMISTRY

Report Date:

1978-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

34.0

Abstract:

An operating system for a laboratory computer network has been implemented utilizing the principles of hierarchically structured software and hardware. The system was developed using a threaded code technique which is shown to provide a greater degree of expandability and maintainability than is found with operating systems developed with less structured programming techniques. The continuous evolution of computing needs in a research environment requires the availability of user-computer communication at a high level. This operating system provides an environment which facilitates the development of special purpose languages at a very high level by means of the threaded code. The principles of the design of the system are discussed and contrasted with other reported approaches to laboratory computing. Examples which demonstrate the multilevel nature of the design and the advantages of this approach are described. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Computer Hardware
  • Computer Systems
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE