Accession Number:

ADA110069

Title:

Study of a Heterogeneous Distributed Microcomputer Network Using Measured Data and Analytical/Simulation Models.

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept. 15 Jun 80-15 Jun 81,

Corporate Author:

GEORGIA INST OF TECH ATLANTA SCHOOL OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

Report Date:

1981-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

159.0

Abstract:

This study has been concerned with exploring the characteristics of a network with potential application in management information systems using both analyticalsimulation models developed in the study and measured data obtained from the network models. The network used has been constructed in the School of Electrical Engineering at Georgia Tech with support from AIRMICS. A significant feature of the proposed program has been the approach of dealing with both experimental data from the physical network and results from analyticalsimulation models. The completed study has been directed toward an enhanced understanding of heterogeneous, distributed microprocessor networks. Monitor equipment has been studied, installed and used to obtain experimental data on the operation of the network and analyticalsimulation models were tailored to describe as accurately as possible the operation of the actual network. The results of the study are models which accurately describe network behavior. These models, which depend explicity on well-defined parameters, provide the facility to investigate alternative designs and to predict network behavior for many types of inputs, such as would be specified for particular management information systems.

Subject Categories:

  • Information Science
  • Computer Hardware
  • Computer Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE