Accession Number : ADA135840

Title :   Abstract Type Oriented Dynamic Vertical Migration.

Descriptive Note : Doctoral thesis,


Personal Author(s) : Carter,E M

PDF Url : ADA135840

Report Date : Dec 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 195

Abstract : The study of structured programming has shown that through data abstraction, program reliability and maintainability can be improved. At the same time, vertical migration has been shown to be an effective way to improve the performance of programs. Contemporary techniques, however, tend to address the needs of only certain classes of programs and therefore may overlook or even preclude certain optimization opportunities. Dynamic microprogramming can overcome the problem of applicability of a particular vertical migration by allowing the migration to be tailored for each particular application. This research describes a study of a technique known as abstract type oriented dynamic vertical migration. This technique involves determining the needs of a program in differing execution environments and tailoring the architecture of the machine to support those environments individually.

Descriptors :   *Microprogramming, *Dynamic programming, *Computer architecture, Methodology, Computer program reliability, Maintainability, Problem solving, High level languages, User needs, Multiprocessors, Pipelines, Semantics

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE