Accession Number:

ADA232290

Title:

Decentralized Computing Technology for Fault-Tolerant, Survivable C3I systems. Volume 2

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Aug 1985-Dec 1988

Corporate Author:

CARNEGIE-MELLON UNIV PITTSBURGH PA

Report Date:

1990-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

144.0

Abstract:

Alpha is an operating system for the mission-critical integration and operation of large, complex, distributed, real time systems. Such systems are becoming increasingly common in both military e.g., BMC3, combat platform management and industrial factory and plant automation e.g., automobile manufacturing contexts. They differ substantially from the better-known timesharing systems, numerically-oriented supercomputers, and networks of personal workstations. More surprisingly, they also depart significantly from traditional real-time systems, which are predominately for low-level periodic sampled data monitoring and control.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Computer Systems
  • Command, Control and Communications Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE