Accession Number:

ADA268195

Title:

The Distributed Memory Computing Conference (5th) Held in Charleston, South Carolina on April 8-12, 1990. Volume 1. Applications

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Apr-31 Mar 1991

Corporate Author:

SOUTH CAROLINA UNIV COLUMBIA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1991-03-31

Pagination or Media Count:

648.0

Abstract:

Controlling interplanetary spacecraft and planning their activities as currently practiced, requires massive amounts of computer time and personnel. To improve this situation, it is desired to use advanced computing to speed up and automate the commanding process. Several design and prototype efforts have been underway at JPL to understand the appropriate roles for concurrent processors in future interplanetary spacecraft operations. Here we report on an effort to identify likely candidates for parallelism among existing software systems that both generate commands to be sent to the spacecraft and simulate what the spacecraft will do with these commands when it receives them. We also describe promising results form effort to reate parallel prototype of representative portions of these systems n the JPLCaltech Mark III hypercube.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Astronautics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE