Total System Design (TSD) Methodology Assessment.
Final technical rept. Sep 80-Sep 82,
WASHINGTON UNIV SEATTLE DEPT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE
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The report is concerned with the nature of and strategies involved in the identification of the hardwaresoftware mix that comprises a distributed system. Current state-of-the-art in the areas of software engineering and hardware designselection is consolidated under the unifying umbrella of a methodological framework called the Total System Design TSD Framework. A distributed systems design methodology, called the TSD Methodology, is proposed and illustrated in the context provided by two applications ballistic missile defense and cartographic database. The methodology is derived from the framework but its scope is limited to the design activities that establish the overall architecture of the system and lead to the selection of a particular hardwaresoftware mix which may include custom, customized, and off-the-shelf components. Plans for the development of a TSD Facility are also outlined in the report. The facility would make available an integrated set of tools for use in conjunction with the TSD Methodology and would provide a milieu for the development, evaluation and productive use of TSD technology. The report also includes a guidebook describing the TSD concept in laymen terminology and several appendixes treating a variety of related topics.
- Computer Programming and Software
- Computer Systems