Accession Number : ADA116591

Title :   FSTV: The Software Test Vehicle for the Functional Hierarchy of the INFOPLEX Database Computer.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : ALFRED P SLOAN SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT CAMBRIDGE MA CENTER FOR INFORMATION SYSTEMS RESEARCH

Personal Author(s) : Hsu,Meichun

PDF Url : ADA116591

Report Date : Jan 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 274

Abstract : This report describes in detail the current implementation of the Software Test Vehicle (STV) for the Functional Hierarchy of the INFOPLEX database computer. The purpose of STV is to provide a better understanding of the architecture and functionalities of the INFOPLEX design by emulating its architecture and simulating its functionalities in software. It aims at validating the communication protocols among its various components, tightening functional algorithms for database management and data movements, providing behavioral and preliminary performance information concerning the architecture, and serving as a test bed before realizing the design in the hardware prototype. Implementation of FSTV is based on a preliminary design of the Functional Hierarchy presented in Hsu80. In that design, data base management functions are decomposed into hierarchical levels, each level to be implemented as a level of the Functional Hierarchy. The current version of FSTV is implemented with special attention paid to a richer set of data base capabilities and architectural compatibility. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Data bases, *Computer architecture, *Computerized simulation, *Computer program verification, Computer program documentation, Test vehicles, Algorithms

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE