Using the NeWS window system in a Cray environment

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NeWS is structured as a single UNIX process, a network server that contains a PostScript interpreter. Client programs, which exist somewhere out on the network, talk to NeWS through byte streams. This paper describes the implementation of such a client interface on a Cray running the UNICOS operating system. With only a modest effort, it is possible to fit a simple PostScript interface to existing mainframe applications, which allows the user to graphically interact with the program from a remote workstation. Some typical applications, which have been structured as NeWS clients, have been described.

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Phillips, R.L. & Forslund, D.W. June 1, 1987.

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NeWS is structured as a single UNIX process, a network server that contains a PostScript interpreter. Client programs, which exist somewhere out on the network, talk to NeWS through byte streams. This paper describes the implementation of such a client interface on a Cray running the UNICOS operating system. With only a modest effort, it is possible to fit a simple PostScript interface to existing mainframe applications, which allows the user to graphically interact with the program from a remote workstation. Some typical applications, which have been structured as NeWS clients, have been described.

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NTIS, PC A02/MF A01; 1.

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  • Cray User Group spring meeting, New York City, NY, USA, 21 Apr 1987

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  • Other: DE87011735
  • Report No.: LA-UR-87-2187
  • Report No.: CONF-8704165-2
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-36
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 6310828
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Phillips, R.L. & Forslund, D.W. Using the NeWS window system in a Cray environment, article, June 1, 1987; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1209827/: accessed November 17, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.