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Scientific Distributed Processing
Author(s): Robert Allen Caspe
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Paper Abstract

As the title of this article implies, I felt that it was first necessary to make a distinction between the commonly accepted forms of distributed processing architecture and the architecture that I wished to present. In many business applications one finds distributed processors in the form of intelligent terminals or remote job entry stations that are themselves General Purpose computers which share a common resource and data base by connection to a central processing element (see Figure 1). In this "satellite" type of approach, each of the processors has a generalized architecture and is equally good or bad at any particular task. One can characterize this by saying that "for the price each represents equal processing performance" or, for example, while it may take one hour to run a particular job at a satellite for 100 times the cost per hour one could use the central system -- but answers would be available in 1/100 of an hour.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 September 1979
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 0180, Real-Time Signal Processing II, (21 September 1979); doi: 10.1117/12.957318
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Robert Allen Caspe, Computer Design & Applications Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0180:
Real-Time Signal Processing II
Tien F. Tao, Editor(s)

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