Accession Number : ADA118145

Title :   Real-Time Laboratory Network Development and Maintenance.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.

Corporate Author : AUTOMATION COUNSELORS INC FREDERICK MD

PDF Url : ADA118145

Report Date : 31 Mar 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : The laboratory network grew with the addition of several new PDP-11/34 computers. This brings the total number of 11/34 laboratory machines in the network to four. The operating systems for the new machines were generated (including DECNET) and they were integrated into the network. These additional satellite computers were necessary because the resources of the existing machines were being strained to their maximum. The VT-11 graphics hardware was removed from the 11/40 and installed in a PDP-11/04. This resulted in a portable graphics display terminal known as a GT-40. It now became possible to connect this graphics terminal to any of the network machines via an RS-232 interface giving greatly increased flexibility. The software supporting this terminal was installed on all machines. Finally, the ACI staff participated in making decisions concerning new hardware and software purchases by NMRI, assuring compatible laboratory equipment and network capabilities. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Networks, *Medical laboratories, *Medical research, Naval research, Laboratory equipment, Automation, Instrumentation, Monitoring, Computer applications

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Computer Systems
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE