WISCONSIN'S COMPUTER SYSTEM FOR INTEGRATED OPERATIONS

A PRINCIPAL REASON FOR THE WISCONSIN DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION'S LEADERSHIP POSITION IS THAT IT HAS DEVELOPED COMPUTER APPLICATIONS IN WHICH OVER 1,000 COMPUTER PROCEDURES ARE PRESENTLY IN OPERATION. BECAUSE OF THE LARGE VOLUME OF WORK PLANNED UNDER THE INTERGRATED OPERATIONS SYSTEM, THE COMPUTER SYSTEM OF PROBLEM-SOLVING IS AN ABSOLUTE NECESSITY. THE COMPUTER PLANNED FOR USE IS A MULTI-PROCESSOR 360 MODEL 65. THE SYSTEM CAN E REPRESENTED GRAPHICALLY BY A WHEEL. THE SPOKES DESIGNATE THE MAJOR COMPUTER-BASED SYSTEMS. THE NEXT PORTION, WHICH IS CONNECTED TO THE SPOKES, REPRESENTS THE VARIOUS SUBSYSTEMS TO BE COMPLETED WITHIN EACH OF THE MAJOR SYSTEMS. THE EXTERNAL RIM OF THE WHEEL DESIGNATES THE DIFFERENT DATA- BASED CONSTANTS OR CONTROLS THAT MAKE POSSIBLE THE LINKING OF THE NUMEROUS SUBSYSTEMS. THE WHEEL INDICATES THE VAST AMOUNT OF VARIED INFORMATION THAT CAN BE SUPPLIED TO MANAGEMENT. THIS COMPUTER SYSTEM MAKES IT BOTH FEASIBLE AND POSSIBLE IN THE FUTURE TO CORRELATE DATA WITHIN A SINGLE COMPUTER SYSTEM. THIS IS THE MOST OBVIOUS AND NECESSARY USE OF THE SYSTEM, BECAUSE IT WILL GIVE THE USER THE DATA FROM MANY DIFFERENT SUBSYSTEMS IN THE MOST USUABLE FORMAT, AN IMPORTANT CONDITION TO THE DECISION-MAKING PROCESS. /AUTHOR/

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    • Paper sponsored by Department of Economics, Finance and Administration and Department of Urban Transportation Planning and presented at the 49th Annual Meeting.
  • Authors:
    • Bacon Jr, M L
  • Publication Date: 1970

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: pp 42-45
  • Monograph Title: Development of Wisconsin's integrated operation system
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  • Accession Number: 00200426
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Feb 8 1971 12:00AM