Hierarchical computer systems for on-line applications
Experiments in the physical and biomedical sciences are becoming increasingly dependent on digital systems for on-line control and data gathering. This mode of operation has received enormous impetus from the advent of the minicomputer, functioning as a flexible and inexpensive control device. Although much has been accomplished in the development of efficient facilities for the off-line processing and analysis of experimental data, a comparable effort has been slow to develop for on-line digital systems forming part of an experimental setup.
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