Masahiro Tsuchiya, Sik-Sang Yau, M. J. Gonzalez

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This paper presents the results of experience with computer network resource sharing to minimize the cost for peripheral devices. The minicomputer network at Northwestern University was used to provide peripheral device features to a minicomputer. A newly installed microprogrammable minicomputer was directly connected to the network to use the peripheral components of the network such as a large disk storage, input/output devices, etc. Communication linkage was easily established due to the linkage flexibility offered by the network. A minimum amount of software modification was required; one loader routine was added. Currently the minicomputer uses the network effectively for support peripheral device functions to greatly increase its efficiency. With minimal software and no hardware modifications, a powerful, yet economical, minicomputer system was realized. Currently further efforts are being made to improve the capability of the minicomputer system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationUnknown Host Publication Title
Place of PublicationNew York, NY
PublisherIEEE (74CHO825-OC)
Number of pages3
StatePublished - 1974
Externally publishedYes
EventIEEE Comp Soc Int Conf, 8th, COMPCON 74, Comp Peripherals-Benefactor or Bottleneck? Dig of Pap - San Francisco, CA, USA
Duration: Feb 26 1974Feb 28 1974


OtherIEEE Comp Soc Int Conf, 8th, COMPCON 74, Comp Peripherals-Benefactor or Bottleneck? Dig of Pap
CitySan Francisco, CA, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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