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ADVANCED DEVELOPMENT PROTOTYPE SYSTEM

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000128852D
Original Publication Date: 1969-Jan-30
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Sep-19

Publishing Venue

Software Patent Institute

Related People

Schwartz, J.I.: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

This final report describes work done under Part 1 of the Advanced Development Prototype contract from 30 July 1968 to 30 January 1969. The result of this work is ADEPT--a comprehensive information-processing system implemented at SDC for operation on IBM 360 computers. This report includes an overview of the current status of the system, and a detailed description of the three major components of ADEPT: a time- sharing executive, a data management component (consisting mainly of the Time-Shared Data Management System), and a programmer's package, which includes a JOVIAL compiler, editing, debugging, and utility programs, a teletype interpreter (TINT), and an Interactive Programming Support System. Also included in this document are the names of staff members assigned to each of the three mayor project areas, as well as a listing of the documents produced in each area during this reporting period. Upon request, referenced documents will be made available to appropriate organizations.

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THIS DOCUMENT IS AN APPROXIMATE REPRESENTATION OF THE ORIGINAL.

ADVANCED DEVELOPMENT PROTOTYPE SYSTEM

Final Report (Part 1) to the Director, Advanced Research Projects Agency for the period 30 July 1968 to 30 January 1969

J. I. Schwartz, Project Director

SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION 2500 COLORADO AVE.

SANTA MONICA CALIFORNIA 90406

The work reported herein was supported by the Advanced Research Projects Agency of the Department of Defense, and was monitored by the Information Processing Techniques Office under Contract DAHC15-67-C-0149.

Distribution of this document is unlimited.

ABSTRACT

This final report describes work done under Part 1 of the Advanced Development Prototype contract from 30 July 1968 to 30 January 1969. The result of this work is ADEPT--a comprehensive information-processing system implemented at SDC for operation on IBM 360 computers. This report includes an overview of the current status of the system, and a detailed description of the three major components of ADEPT: a time- sharing executive, a data management component (consisting mainly of the Time-Shared Data Management System), and a programmer's package, which includes a JOVIAL compiler, editing, debugging, and utility programs, a teletype interpreter (TINT), and an Interactive Programming Support System. Also included in this document are the names of staff members assigned to each of the three mayor project areas, as well as a listing of the documents produced in each area during this reporting period. Upon request, referenced documents will be made available to appropriate organizations.

CONTENTS

ABSTRACT.....1
1. OVERVIEW.....5
1.1 Introduction.....5
1.2 System Components.....5
1.2.1 Time-Sharing Executive.....6
1.2.2 Data Management System.....6
1.2.3 Programmer's Package.....6
1.2.4 Hardware Configuration.....6
1.3 Project Status.....7
1.4 Organization of Report.....8

2.TIME-SHARING EXECUTIVE.....9

System Development Corporation Page 1 Jan 30, 1969

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ADVANCED DEVELOPMENT PROTOTYPE SYSTEM

2.1 Introduction.....9
2.1.1 System Architecture.....9
2.1.2 Basic Executive (BASEX).....12
2.1.3 Extended Executive (EXEX).....16
2.2 Progress.....17
2.2.1 Capabilities.....17
2.2.2 Reliability.....21
2.2.3 Performance.....28
2.3 Staff.....30
2.4 Documentation.....31

3.DATA MANAGEMENT SYSTEM.....37
3.1 Introduction.....37
3.2 Progress.....38
3.2.1 Define.....38
3.2.2 Generate.....38
3.2.3 Query.....39
3.2.4 Compose.... 39
3.2.5 Update.....40
3.2.6 Maintain.....40
3.2.7 Reformat.....41
3.2.8 Data Base Oriented Programming Language.....41
3.2.9 META5 Adaptation.....42
3.3 Staff.....43
3.4 Documentation.....44
4. PROGRAMMERS PACKAGE.....47
4.1 Introduction.....47
4.1.1 JOVIAL Compiler.....47
4.1.2 Debugging Aid.....47
4.1.3 Editing Aid.....47
4.1.4 Utility Program.....48
4.1.5 TINT (Teletype Interpreter).....48
4.1.6 Interactive Programming Support System (IPSS).....48
4.2 Progress.....48
4.2.1 JOVIAL Compiler.....49
4.2.2 Debugging Aid.....50
4.2.3 Edi...