Accession Number:

ADA193671

Title:

Recoding GCSNAST for the VAX 11/780.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 25 Jan 85-9 Mar 88,

Corporate Author:

MOREHOUSE COLL ATLANTA GA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1988-03-09

Pagination or Media Count:

4.0

Abstract:

The object of this project was to evaluate the effectiveness of a computer programming setting in which a wide variety of computer hardware exist. Such a setting, of course, is in no way unusual, to the contrary, it may in fact represent the norm. But because the criteria used generally to select hardware include a host of factors other than machine performance, environments such as that described above will continue to exist as long as there remains a variety of hardware in the marketplace. This project was intended as an experiment in making the most of that variety within the context of an organization which engages in researchproduction activities. Project activities were conducted on a minicomputer DEC VAX 11780 and a variety of microcomputers. Equipment was selected and environments were structured to resolve the following issues 1 whether the acquisition of a software-specific microcomputer rather than a general-purpose one can be cost-effective 2 whether a network of microcomputers can provide a program production environment alternative to the minicomputer 3 whether a useful alternative microcomputer programming environment can be embedded within a minicomputer and 4 whether microcomputers on the low end of the price range could provide an adequate programming environment.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Hardware
  • Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE