Accession Number:

ADA165387

Title:

Software Testing of Multiprocessor Systems.

Descriptive Note:

Final methodology investigation rept.,

Corporate Author:

ARMY ELECTRONIC PROVING GROUND FORT HUACHUCA AZ

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1985-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

68.0

Abstract:

The increasing complexity of battlefield automated systems BAS has dictated the need to use multiple processors to enhance system reliability and to provide timely processing in systems that process large volumes of data. One such system, Position Location Reporting System PLRS, has completed developmental testing several more Remotely Piloted Vehicle RPV, Facility Intrusion Detection System FIDS, and All Source Analysis System ASAS are in the development phase. Additionally, the trend is toward distributive processing systems which will have multiple interactive processors and common software functions. Very little has been done to establish comprehensive test procedures for evaluating these systems, particularly under full load conditions. The objective of this investigation was to establish methods and procedures for evaluation of software for systems containing multiple interactive processors. A number of multiprocessor monitorsdebuggers were examined for function and design approach. The investigation resulted in the development of a hybrid monitor concept the integration of both hardware and software monitor capabilities into a central monitor system. This phase of the investigation resulted in revision of the specification documents and continued design and implementation of the prototype hybrid monitor.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Computer Hardware
  • Computer Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE