The LLNL (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory) 'META-MACHINE' - A Flexible, Extensible and Practical Technique for Interactive Data Management, Modeling, and Distributed Networking,
LAWRENCE LIVERMORE NATIONAL LAB CA
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This is a report on the performance of a unique UserInterface that we designed and developed for a fully self-guided, integrated information system. This system is capable of interactive information retrieval, modeling, electronic mail delivery, and distributed networking. This interface is the central controller for all man-machine and machine-machine communications of the DOE Technical Management Information System TMIS of the Division of Energy Storage. It is currently installed on a PDP-1170 machine at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory LLNL using INGRES, the relational data base management system developed at the University of California, Berkeley, as the primary underlying means for data storage and retrieval. INGRES and other subservient programs are, however, invisible to the user. The TMIS META-MACHINE, Integrated Information System IIS, simulates in software a pseudo-computer where sequential instructions are retrieved from a 5 domain database relation. These domains, consisting of the primary address, a state function type, a forwarding address, an execution string, and a functional clustering attribute, can be arranged and manipulated by the System Administrator online, in real-time, without recompilation.
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