Satellite Graphics Output Station. [PAGES System]

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The Los Alamos National Laboratory Computer Division has developed a satellite graphics output station. This station serves to directly accept user requests for output via a large computer network. The system orders these requests and schedules output on one of several devices consistently with the user's request and the overall job turnaround requirements of the Laboratory. The system translates a standard Metafile into a device-specific format and efficiently generates the requested output. At this same time, PAGES provides some graphics processing, previously provided by the large supercomputers. The system provides current information on queues, jobs being processed, and the devices. ... continued below

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Wolf, Richard 1981.

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The Los Alamos National Laboratory Computer Division has developed a satellite graphics output station. This station serves to directly accept user requests for output via a large computer network. The system orders these requests and schedules output on one of several devices consistently with the user's request and the overall job turnaround requirements of the Laboratory. The system translates a standard Metafile into a device-specific format and efficiently generates the requested output. At this same time, PAGES provides some graphics processing, previously provided by the large supercomputers. The system provides current information on queues, jobs being processed, and the devices. An effective quality control program is an integral part of the system design. This system will continue to reduce user interface changes, hold down operational cost, make effective use of supercomputer time, and produce quality output. The system was made possible by LANL standardization efforts including development of the Common Graphics System, the CGS Metafile, the standard file header and ICN standards.

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NTIS, PC A02/MF A01.

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  • SIGGRAPH'81 meeting, Dallas, TX, USA, 3 Aug 1981

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  • Report No.: LA-UR-80-3716
  • Report No.: CONF-810805-2
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-36
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 6377401
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1212305

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Wolf, Richard. Satellite Graphics Output Station. [PAGES System], article, 1981; New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1212305/: accessed December 11, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.