Accession Number:

ADP003423

Title:

An Ada (Trademark) Network: A Real-Time Distributed Computer System,

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Corporate Author:

HUGHES AIRCRAFT CO FULLERTON CA

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Report Date:

1984-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

This paper reports on a prototype real-time distributed computer system which will be implemented in Ada. The goals of the Ada network are to support transparent distribution of application software and incremental growth, and to provide fault tolerant capabilities. Some of the motivations and methods for distributing software in a local network of communicating processors are discussed, in addition to the hardware configuration and software development facilities. The model of distributed Ada programs is then described. After the prototype software is implemented, the project will focus on assessing the performance characteristics of the network specifically, on distribution, executive software, and Ada language overheads. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE