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Modelling Control Language

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000078931D
Original Publication Date: 1973-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-26
Document File: 3 page(s) / 130K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Dellheim, JL: AUTHOR

Abstract

A modelling control language (MCL) and a processor therefor is provided to develop input parameters, for driving models in various modelling systems. Communication between the model user and the model is provided through the control language, by nineteen kinds of control statements designated to contain the descriptive material required for getting a predetermined modelled reaction. These nineteen kinds are classified into seven general types: a) additions or modification controls b) application code controls c) hardware configuration controls d) commentary material e) intervention controls f) model run controls g) software configuration controls.

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Modelling Control Language

A modelling control language (MCL) and a processor therefor is provided to develop input parameters, for driving models in various modelling systems. Communication between the model user and the model is provided through the control language, by nineteen kinds of control statements designated to contain the descriptive material required for getting a predetermined modelled reaction. These nineteen kinds are classified into seven general types: a) additions or modification controls

b) application code controls

c) hardware configuration controls

d) commentary material

e) intervention controls

f) model run controls

g) software configuration controls.

Each control statement is designed to contain at least three control fields; a name field, an operation field, and a parameter field for distinct control information. Functionally, these control statements are designed to initialize a simulated operating system, to simulate JCL (Job Control Language) streams, and to simulate external interventions.

An example of an addition control statement is HDWRDESC which is used to describe hardware, such as a new equipment type, which is to be included within a given modelled environment.

Application code controls include the statements STARTAPP and ENDAPP, which are used to segregate modifications to the model code from MCL statements. Thus, the MCL processor is directed to skip the model code and pass it directly to the appropriate model language compi...