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Test plan for 32-bit microcomputers for the Water Resources Division; Chapter A, Test plan for acquisition of prototype 32-bit microcomputers

Open-File Report 87-455

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Abstract

The Water Resources Division (WRD) of the U.S. Geological Survey is evaluating 32-bit microcomputers to determine how they can complement, and perhaps later replace, the existing network of minicomputers. The WRD is also designing a National Water Information System (NWIS) that will combine and integrate the existing National Water Data Storage and Retrieval System (WATSTORE), National Water Data Exchange (NAWDEX), and components of several other existing systems. The procedures and testing done in a market evaluation of 32-bit microcomputers are documented. The results of the testing are documented in the NWIS Project Office. The market evaluation was done to identify commercially available hardware and software that could be used for implementing early NWIS prototypes to determine the applicability of 32-bit microcomputers for data base and general computing applications. Three microcomputers will be used for these prototype studies. The results of the prototype studies will be used to compile requirements for a Request for Procurement (RFP) for hardware and software to meet the WRD 's needs in the early 1990's. The identification of qualified vendors to provide the prototype hardware and software included reviewing industry literature, and making telephone calls and personal visits to prospective vendors. Those vendors that appeared to meet general requirements were required to run benchmark tests. (Author 's abstract)

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Test plan for 32-bit microcomputers for the Water Resources Division; Chapter A, Test plan for acquisition of prototype 32-bit microcomputers
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
87-455
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1987
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey,
Description:
56 p. ;28 cm.