A Specialized, Multi-User Computer Facility for the High-Speed, Interactive Processing of Experimental Data

Creve C. Maples
1979 IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science  
A proposal has been made at LBL to develop a specialized computer facility specifically designed to deal with the problems associated with the reduc tion and analysis of experimental data. Such a facility would provide,a highly interactive, graph ics oriented, multi-user anvironment capable of handling relatively large" data bases for each user. By conceptually separating the general problem of data analysis into two parts, cyclic batch calcula tions and real-time interaction, a multi-level,
more » ... allel processing framework may be used to achieve high-speed data processing. In principle such a system should be able to process a mag tape equiva lent of data through typical transformations and correlations, in under 30 sec. The throughput for such a facility, assuming five users simultaneously reducing data, is estimated to be 2 to 3 times greater than is possible, for example, on a CDC7600.
doi:10.1109/tns.1979.4330172 fatcat:tj5iu6wz7vau3klttdfvvt424m