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NCI/DIS SOFTWARE CONVERSION STUDY^36-BIT DECSYSTEM-10 ENVIRO

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
3047
Program Year/Program:
1986 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
3047
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Fein-marquart Associates
7215 York Road Baltimore, MD 21212
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1986
Title: NCI/DIS SOFTWARE CONVERSION STUDY^36-BIT DECSYSTEM-10 ENVIRO
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $496,262.00
 

Abstract:

THE DRUG INFORMATION SYSTEM (DIS) SOFTWARE AND ASSOCIATED DATABASES PROVIDE FOR THE REGISTRATION OF NEW CHEMICALS, SAMPLE TRACKING, INVENTORY CONTROL, AND THE STORAGE AND RETRIEVAL OF TEXTUAL AND NUMERIC DATA IN SUPPORT OF THE NCI DEVELOPMENTAL THERAPEUTICS PROGRAM, UNDER WHICH LARGE NUMBERS OF CHEMICALS ARE SCREENED FOR ANTI-CANCER ACTIVITY. THIS SOPHISTICATED AND COMPLEX DATABASE SYSTEM IS PRESENTLY OPERATIONAL ON A DECSYSTEM-10 COMPUTER, HAVING A 36-BIT ARCHITECTURE. WHILE THE SOFTWARE IS LARGELY CODED IN FORTRAN, MANY 36-BIT DEPENDENCIES ARE INHERENT IN BOTH THE SYSTEM AND THE DESIGN OF THE FILES USED BY THE SYSTEM. OTHER SYSTEM DEPENDENT DECSYSTEM-10 CAPABILITIES HAVE ALSO BEEN INCORPORATED INTO THE DIS TO IMPROVE EFFICIENCY OR TO PROVIDE FEATURES WHICH COULD NOT OTHERWISE BE PROVIDED. THE DIS IS THUS JEOPARDIZED BY THE ANNOUNCED DISCONTINUANCE OF SUPPORT FOR THE DECSYSTEM-10 AS WELL AS THE 36-BIT ARCHITECTURE BY DEC. IN THIS PHASE I RESEARCH EFFORT, A DETAILED STUDY OF THE FEASIBILITY OF CONVERTING THE DIS TO OPERATE ON A 32-BIT TARGET MACHINE (DEC/VAX OR IBM MEDIUM/LARGE-SCALE SYSTEM) HAS BEEN CONDUCTED. A CONVERTED SYSTEM WOULD NOT ONLY PROVIDE LONG-TERM DIS SUPPORT, BUT WOULD BE MARKETABLE TO CHEMICAL AND PHARMACEUTICAL FIRMS AS A LABORATORY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM. SPECIFIC APPROACHES TO THE CONVERSION OF 36-BIT AND OTHER SYSTEM DEPENDENT CAPABILITIES HAVE BEEN IDENTIFIED FOR BOTH TARGET SYSTEMS. DETAILED CONVERSION PLANS AND SCHEDULES HAVE ALSO BEEN GENERATED FOR BOTH TARGET SYSTEMS.

Principal Investigator:

James A. Miller
Principal Investigator
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Fein-marquart Associates Inc.
7215 York Road Baltimore, MD 21212

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No