Accession Number : ADA137068

Title :   Parallel Logic Programming and ZMOB and Parallel Systems Software and Hardware.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept. 1 Jun 82-15 Sep 83,

Corporate Author : MARYLAND UNIV COLLEGE PARK DEPT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE

Personal Author(s) : Minker,J ; Weiser,M

PDF Url : ADA137068

Report Date : Sep 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : The purpose of this letter is to discuss our research into parallel systems software and hardware, and parallel problem solving. Under the current grant, a detailed design and partial implementation of a parallel problem solving system, PRISM (parallel inference system), based on logic was achieved. The PRISM requires that the ZMOB parallel processor be available for use. In addition, systems software and hardware have been developed. It is estimated that ZMOB will become available for use during the Fall of 1983. Hence, a full test and debugging of PRISM cannot be achieved under the current grant. At the end of the current grant we expect to have accomplished, as a minimum, all of the objectives proposed. That is, in the area of parallel problem solving, the initial PRISM has been fully designed; individual programs have been implemented and tested in a non-parallel environment; and investigations have been made into extensions to the initial design.

Descriptors :   *Computer programming, *Computer logic, *Parallel processors, *Problem solving, Systems engineering, Man computer interface, Data bases, Computer architecture, Computer communications

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE