Accession Number : ADA141501

Title :   Software Support for Fully Distributed/Loosely Coupled Processing Systems. Volume 2. Appendix-Selected Papers.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. 20 Aug 81-31 Dec 82,

Corporate Author : GEORGIA INST OF TECH ATLANTA SCHOOL OF INFORMATION AND COMPUTER SCIENCE

Personal Author(s) : Enslow,P H , Jr ; Livesey,N J ; LeBlanc,R J ; McKendry,M S

PDF Url : ADA141501

Report Date : Jan 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 215

Abstract : The development and operation of very loosely-coupled distributed processing systems presents several new challenges. These Challenges, or differences from the techniques applicable to centralized systems, result primarily from the environment that is involved -- a multiplicity of logical and physical resources that are very loosely-coupled, a highly distributed and decentralized control system, and the autonomous and asynchronous operation of the various components. This report identifies the system support capabilities necessary to support the design, analysis, implementation, operation, utilization, and management of fully distributed, loosely-coupled, data processing systems. These system support capabilities are divided into three categories - software development support tools, distributed system design facilities, and operational support capabilities. Selected support capabilities are described, together with the rationale for the services that they will provide. Estimates are presented for the resources and facilities required to design and implement selected support capabilities. Also provided is a development priority for the support capabilities. An appendix contains several papers providing in-depth discussions of various support capabilities and their features. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Computer program documentation, *Distributed data processing, Computer files, Interpreters, Fault tolerant computing, Queueing theory, Compilers, Systems engineering, Programming languages

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE