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Timing Analysis Results Analysis Program

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000048345D
Original Publication Date: 1982-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-08
Document File: 1 page(s) / 11K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Hitchcock, RB: AUTHOR [+5]

Abstract

The chief elements of the TARA (Timing Analysis Results Analysis) program are the use of a non-APL software paging system, APL (for rapid algorithmic development), a Full Screen manager, and a 618 storage tube with GRAPHPAK used to draw related figures.

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Timing Analysis Results Analysis Program

The chief elements of the TARA (Timing Analysis Results Analysis) program are the use of a non-APL software paging system, APL (for rapid algorithmic development), a Full Screen manager, and a 618 storage tube with GRAPHPAK used to draw related figures.

The in-core formats from the Timing Analysis program are placed in a software paging space for later access. This process is done while the regular batch job is running, and removes the need to produce the Blocklist (which uses up large amounts of paper and is very difficult to handle).

The data (stored earlier) is then accessed by an auxiliary processor written to interface with the software paging package and reformat the accessed data into APL variable formats.

The extracted data is interrogated by APL programs which do the more mundane functions of name or index searching, reformatting of numbers to be displayed and fielding of user requests.

The blocks extracted are displayed using the same techniques used by the report generation algorithms within the Timing Analysis program so that the results may be compared directly to any listings that have been obtained.

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