LABNET OPERATING SYSTEM AND HOST WORKSTATIONS

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$49,999.00
Award Year:
1987
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
6460
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Sparta Inc
7926 Jones Branch Dr - Ste 107, Mclean, VA, 22102
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
CARL F MUCKENHIRN
(703) 448-0210
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
MOST COMPUTING AND RESEARCH LABORATORIES ARE NOW INSTALLING, OR HAVE INSTALLED, DATA COMMUNICATIONS NETWORKS TO ALLOW EASY DATA SHARING AND ACCESS TO ASSORTED COMPUTING FACILITIES, E.G., A VAX OR CRAY MAY BE ACCESSED FROM A PROGRAMMER WORKSTATION. THIS METHOD OF RESOURCE SHARING ALLOWS FOR ONLY LIMITED INCREASES IN COMPUTATIONAL POWER BY THE PARALLEL EXECUTION OF PROGRAMS. THIS PROPOSAL ADDRESSES TECHNIQUES WHICH WILL INCREASE COMPUTATIONAL POWER BY TAKING ADVANTAGE OF PARALLELISM INHERENT IN A RICHLY INTERCONNECTED COMPUTING COMPLEX. BY EXECUTING A PARTICULAR PROGRAM ON A PARTICULAR MACHINE IT IS UP TO THE USER TO EXPLICITLY GAIN ACCESS TO THE MACHINE AND EXECUTE THE APPROPRIATE PROGRAM. THIS REQUIRES THAT EITHER EACH USER MAINTAIN SEPARATE ACCOUNTS ON EACH POTENTIAL MACHINE, OR ALL MACHINES HAVE A 'GUEST GUEST' OR EQUIVALENT LOGIN. NEITHER OF THESE SITUATIONS IS DESIRABLE. THE TECHNIQUE PROPOSED ALSO REDUCES ADMINISTRATIVE AND USER BURDENS BY ADMINISTERING THE ENTIRE NETWORK AS A SINGLE COMPUTTING COMPLEX. THIS RESEARCH PROGRAM WILL DEVELOP A GENERALIZED, DISTRIBUTED LABNET OPERATING SYSTEM (DISTLOS) ARCHITECTURE, DESIGN DISTLOS FOR A HOMOGENEOUS SYSTEM, AND PROVIDE A DEMONSTRATION OF A PROTOTYPE DISTLOS ON A SYSTEM OF DISTLOS WORKSTATIONS.

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