Shipboard application of a ring structured distributed computing system.
Jackson, Jeffrey Quentin
Powers, V. Michael
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Considerable research is currently going on into the application of distributed computing systems. They appear particularly suitable for the computing needs of a small sarship. The particular constraints of the warship's environment are discussed. This is followed ty a description of how a ring structured distributed computing system might be adapted tc function in this environment. Included in this consideration are the feasibility of attaining adequate bus speed, the use of multiply addressed messages, and methods of handling real-time processing. Of particular interest is the ability to achieve controlled degradation of performance under failure, especially failure due to battle damage.
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