1987-09-01, English, Art work, Article, Journal or magazine article edition: The structure of System-88, a fault-tolerant computer. (technical) Harrison, E.S.; Schmitt, E.J.

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Physical Description
  • chart Duplexed hardware component architecture.
  • chart Hardware self-checking via the comparator.
  • chart Multiprocessing support illustrated by a duplexed Model 84.
  • chart Model 81 in duplexed mode; Model 82 in simplex mode.
  • chart Duplexed disk controller with mirrored file operation.
  • chart A system of multiple processing modules.
  • chart A network of multiple systems.
  • chart Link connectors.
  • chart System interconnections using NETWORK.
  • chart Best-path routing.
  • chart Path of a NETWORK transaction.
  • chart Directory structure.
  • chart Example of a group directory.
  • chart Generic input-output structures.
  • chart Transaction requester server model.
  • chart Transaction processing.
  • chart System Network Architecture capability.
  • chart System communications capability.
  • technical
  • Magazine/​Journal article
Published
  • IBM Corp., 1987 Sept
Language
  • English

Edition details

Title
  • The structure of System-88, a fault-tolerant computer. (technical)
Also Titled
  • The structure of System-88, a fault-tolerant computer.
Appears In
  • IBM Systems Journal, v26, no.n3, 1987 Sept, p293(26) (ISSN: 0018-8670)
Author
  • Harrison, E.S.
  • Schmitt, E.J.
Published
  • IBM Corp., 1987 Sept
Physical Description
  • chart Duplexed hardware component architecture.
  • chart Hardware self-checking via the comparator.
  • chart Multiprocessing support illustrated by a duplexed Model 84.
  • chart Model 81 in duplexed mode; Model 82 in simplex mode.
  • chart Duplexed disk controller with mirrored file operation.
  • chart A system of multiple processing modules.
  • chart A network of multiple systems.
  • chart Link connectors.
  • chart System interconnections using NETWORK.
  • chart Best-path routing.
  • chart Path of a NETWORK transaction.
  • chart Directory structure.
  • chart Example of a group directory.
  • chart Generic input-output structures.
  • chart Transaction requester server model.
  • chart Transaction processing.
  • chart System Network Architecture capability.
  • chart System communications capability.
  • technical
  • Magazine/​Journal article
Subjects
Target Audience
  • Trade
Summary
  • In recent years, there has been a growing requirement for continuous processing capability approaching 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. Industries such as finance, transportation, securities, and telecommunications have continuous-availability requirements that can approach downtimes of not more than three minutes per year. This paper describes configurations of the Stratus-32 continuous processing computer system that are marketed as the IBM System-88 through an agreement with Stratus Computer, Inc. The system achieves its fault tolerance via hardware duplexing coupled with a distributed operating system that allows system resources to be distributed over many separate computers while maintaining a single systems image to the end user. This single systems image may also be extended across a network of multiple systems. The way in which software makes this distribution possible and the way in which system resources are named to allow transparent distribution across the system are described in the paper. Also described are the transaction processing services that are part of the operating system and allow transaction programs to be written to operate effectively over the distributed system, by means of a requester-server structured approach. (Reprinted with permission of the publisher.)
Notes
  • chart Duplexed hardware component architecture.
  • chart Hardware self-checking via the comparator.
  • chart Multiprocessing support illustrated by a duplexed Model 84.
  • chart Model 81 in duplexed mode; Model 82 in simplex mode.
  • chart Duplexed disk controller with mirrored file operation.
  • chart A system of multiple processing modules.
  • chart A network of multiple systems.
  • chart Link connectors.
  • chart System interconnections using NETWORK.
  • chart Best-path routing.
  • chart Path of a NETWORK transaction.
  • chart Directory structure.
  • chart Example of a group directory.
  • chart Generic input-output structures.
  • chart Transaction requester server model.
  • chart Transaction processing.
  • chart System Network Architecture capability.
  • chart System communications capability.
Language
  • English
Database
  • Gale Academic OneFile
  • Gale General OneFile
Identifier
  • 5276472

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