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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • 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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  • Authors:
    • MEANS, J B
  • Publication Date: 1973-12

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  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: 7 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00054010
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 3 1975 12:00AM