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Simulation analysis of the TBM* memory system : an on-line mass storage system

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Authors
Frazier, Robert Bruce
Subjects
mass storage system
TBM* memory system
supervisory control processer
external data channel processer
data channel
transport driver
dual transport module
topplate
megabyte
host installation
trillion bits
Advisors
Syms, G.H.
Date of Issue
1973-06
Date
June 1973
Publisher
Monterey, California : Naval Postgraduate School
Language
eng
Abstract
The TBM* Memory System is an on-line, high density memory system with a capacity of up to three trillion bits. It is a cost efficient method of storing large data bases on-line with an effective response similar to disc storage. Some features of the TBM* Memory System are: 1) Complete system redundance; 2) Modular expansion; 3) Hardware and data transfer reliability; 4) Large data base on-line; 5) Rapid response; and 6) Low cost per bit. Major applications of a mass storage system are: 1) The replacement of large conventional on-line and off-line tape library systems: 2) Supplements to enlarge disc memory systems; and 3) the provision of on-line storage for large data bases. Since the TBM* Memory System is indeed very complicated, a simulation model was developed to help the user understand the system and to predict the TBM* performance under various configurations and loading conditions. In order to help the user select the proper configuration for his installation, a sensitivity analysis is also provided.
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Operations Research and Administrative Sciences
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Naval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
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This publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.
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