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Issue 2 • Date 1967

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  • An application-oriented multiprocessing system, I: Introduction

    Publication Year: 1967, Page(s):78 - 79
    Cited by:  Papers (2)
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    To meet the challenges posed by today's aircraft and rising volumes of air traffic, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is undertaking a many-faceted developmental program for increasing the capabilities of its traffic control system. Referred to as the National Airspace System (NAS), the program is evolutionary in the sense that the projected goals are to be reached systematically through s... View full abstract»

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  • An application-oriented multiprocessing system, II: Design characteristics of the 9020 system

    Publication Year: 1967, Page(s):80 - 94
    Cited by:  Patents (1)
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    In accordance with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requirements1 for a large-scale multisystem of high availability, the IBM 9020 system has been designed to provide automated aids for the processing and updating of flight information. Major tasks are to aid in establishing and maintaining radar identification of aircraft and to automate the display of altitude or flight-level inf... View full abstract»

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  • An application-oriented multiprocessing system, III: Control program features

    Publication Year: 1967, Page(s):95 - 102
    Cited by:  Papers (1)  |  Patents (2)
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    In designing a control program for the IBM 9020 system discussed in Part II of this paper, the main programming challenge was to provide for the simultaneous operation of two or more Computing Elements (processing units) without having one interfere with the others. The obvious approach, that of preassigning specific functions to each Computing Element, is too inflexible. In fact, any scheme based... View full abstract»

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  • An application-oriented multiprocessing system, IV: The operational error analysis program

    Publication Year: 1967, Page(s):103 - 115
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    The use of multiprocessing in the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA's) air traffic control application has necessitated the development of a new type of program—the Operational Error Analysis Program (OEAP). Such a program performs on-line analyses of equipment failure indications concurrently with regular processing, and assesses the source and seriousness of each potential malfunctio... View full abstract»

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  • An application-oriented multiprocessing system, V: The diagnostic monitor

    Publication Year: 1967, Page(s):116 - 123
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    The Multiprocessing Diagnostic Monitor (MDM) is a special-purpose control program for the IBM 9020 system. Although MDM can control any problem program written to the proper specifications, the primary developmental goal was to achieve a flexible capability for controlling diagnostic programs in the course of system test, acceptance test, and field maintenance. View full abstract»

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  • An application-oriented multiprocessing system, VI: Programs for the intended application

    Publication Year: 1967, Page(s):124 - 132
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    The IBM 9020 multiprocessing system, described in Parts II to V, was designed to meet the Federal Aviation Administration's specifications for the Central Computer Complex of the National Air Space (NAS) system. In order to round out a picture of the whole system, this Part presents a brief discussion of the intended application and the related programs (subsequently called operational programs). View full abstract»

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    Publication Year: 1967, Page(s):133 - 134
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    Publication Year: 1967, Page(s):135 - 140
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