Accession Number : ADA296296

Title :   Optical Mass Memory Advanced Technology Demonstration.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 6 Aug 93-6 Feb 94,

Corporate Author : SYNECTICS CORP ROME NY

Personal Author(s) : Rogers, Bradley A.

PDF Url : ADA296296

Report Date : APR 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 48

Abstract : This document is the Final Technical Report (CDRL A002) for contract number F30602- 93-C-0194, entitled 'Optical Mass Memory Advanced Technology Demonstration (OMM ATD)". The OMM ATD effort was a six month effort, which ran from 6 August 1993 through 6 February 1994. Synectics Corporation was the prime contractor, with Martin Marietta Government Communications Systems serving as a subcontractor on the effort. New optical memory concepts such as Optical Random Access Memories, Optical Cache Memones, and Optical Associative Memories are rapidly reaching maturity. When fielded in the next few years, these systems will provide a significant benefit in relieving the I/O bandwidth bottlenecks currently experienced by supercomputer systems when accessing very large databases. In the near future, computer designers will have memory and interconnect devices with capacities in the Terabytes, throughput rates of Gigabits per second, and access times in the microseconds. The purpose of this effort was to define and demonstrate a hardware and software testbed for demonstrating and evaluating these data storage technologies for use in an operational environment. (KAR) P. 5

Descriptors :   *OPTICAL STORAGE, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, DATA BASES, OPTICAL EQUIPMENT, OPTICAL PROPERTIES, AIR FORCE, TEST BEDS, ENVIRONMENTS, RATES, INPUT OUTPUT PROCESSING, RANDOM ACCESS COMPUTER STORAGE, MEMORY DEVICES, THROUGHPUT, DATA STORAGE SYSTEMS, ACCESS, ACCESS TIME, ASSOCIATIVE PROCESSING, COMMUNICATION AND RADIO SYSTEMS, DISKS, SUPERCOMPUTERS, ONLINE SYSTEMS, BANDWIDTH, RUGGEDIZED EQUIPMENT, MASS STORAGE.

Subject Categories : Electrooptical and Optoelectronic Devices

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE