Accession Number : AD0829075

Title :   ON LINE FILE MANIPULATION TECHNIQUES.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Nov 66-Aug 67,

Corporate Author : SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT CORP SANTA MONICA CA*

Personal Author(s) : Merrow, Clyde

Report Date : FEB 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 66

Abstract : The report covers the implementation of an experimental Remote Query Management Information System (MADAPS) at Rome Air Development Center by System Development Corporation. The system has the capabilities of querying and maintaining large-scale management-information data files via on-line remote terminals using time-sharing techniques. The system is implemented on a CDC-1604B computer as the central processor with a CDC-8090 computer as an auxiliary processor to interface with the remote terminals. Magnetic disk and drum units are used for random-access storage of contract, financial, and personnel data. Remote terminals used are RCA-6050 display/keyboard units. Demonstrations have shown that, while the equipment used has serious limitations, such a system is feasible and can be a useful tool to managers. The current system now offers much capability to the remote user but an even more effective system can be implemented with improved input control, added functions and an upgrading of the equipment. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*DATA PROCESSING, INFORMATION RETRIEVAL), (*MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, INFORMATION RETRIEVAL), DIGITAL COMPUTERS, TIME SHARING, REMOTE CONTROL, INPUT OUTPUT DEVICES, DISPLAY SYSTEMS, DATA TRANSMISSION SYSTEMS, FEASIBILITY STUDIES, PROBLEM SOLVING, ITERATIONS.

Subject Categories : Information Science
      Computer Hardware
      Computer Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE