Accession Number : ADA016951

Title :   Research into the Development of a Low-Cost Hardware Monitor.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : KANSAS STATE UNIV MANHATTAN DEPT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE

Personal Author(s) : Wallentine,V. ; Anderson,G. ; Keller,R. ; Fisher,P.

Report Date : JUL 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 271

Abstract : The effort in pursuance of the stated objective was concentrated on the design of the hardware in the monitor, the design of the software to control the hardware, and the development of a basic reporting package useful in analyzing the data collected. The design objectives of the hardware monitor and the software interface between the monitor and the analyst were as follows: (1) To provide all the capabilities of those currently available on the commercial market; (2) To provide the measurement analyst a more flexible measurement tool with which to explore new measurements and their correlations before investing the time and effort to manually set the logic for desired measurements; (3) To develop a measurement front-end for a central processing system (minicomputer) which could be used to monitor a large range of subject systems (to provide a device capable of tracking at nanosecond speed as well as milisecond speed; (4) To provide an automated method of establishing (a level of) correctness of the measurement (data) collected; (5) To relieve the measurement analyst of detailed control of the hardware monitor and permit him to concentrate more intently on the measurement experiment.

Descriptors :   *Central processing units, *Minicomputers, *Monitors, Data processing terminals, Computer graphics, Logic circuits, Compilers, Computer programming, Computer programs, FORTRAN

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Hardware
      Computer Systems Management and Standards

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE