SHEFFIELD YARD--A DISTRIBUTED CONTROL SYSTEM
As technology results in the speed and capacity of small computers or mini-computers going up in size and down in cost, whole new applications become economically feasible. Perhaps one of the more interesting concepts revolves around the idea that by appropriately modularizing hardware and software design, one is able to devise a network distribution of mini-computers which provides great computational and logic capability at very low cost. Of course these distributed networks will function in a true multiprocessing environment, thereby providing, at least conceptually, high reliability. Such networks go against the normal trend toward increasingly larger, more sophisticated, highly integrated hardware and programs or software.
- A paper recommended by the IEEE Land Transportation Committee of the IEEE Industry Applications Society for presentation at the 1974 Joint ASME/IEEE Railroad Conference, Pittsburgh, Pa., April 2-4, 1974.
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- MEANS, J B
- Publication Date: 1973-12
- Features: Figures;
- Pagination: 7 p.
- TRT Terms: Computers; Hump yards; Information systems; Minicomputers; Railroad terminals; Railroad yards; Signaling; Yard operations
- Old TRIS Terms: Yard and terminal information systems
- Subject Areas: Data and Information Technology; Freight Transportation; Railroads; Terminals and Facilities;
- Accession Number: 00054010
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jun 3 1975 12:00AM