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Author Alter, Steven
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Language English
Subject Keyword Automatic programming ♦ Search methods ♦ System design ♦ Configurations ♦ System configurations ♦ Design choices
Abstract This paper discusses a model for finding an efficient implementation of a business application system whose logical specifications have been determined in advance. The model views file and program design as a problem of systematically coordinating the configurations of datasets and computations. It uses a straightforward search technique to determine aggregations of computations, aggregations of datasets, device, organization, and key order for each dataset, key order for each computation, and access method for each dataset-computation pair. Although computational results are presented for a sample problem involving 54 computations and 49 datasets, the main point of the paper is that the underlying model works computationally and is simple enough to be adapted to many file design situations.
Description Affiliation: Steven Alter and Associates, Inc., San Francisco, CA (Alter, Steven)
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2005-08-01
Publisher Place New York
Journal Communications of the ACM (CACM)
Volume Number 22
Issue Number 6
Page Count 9
Starting Page 345
Ending Page 353


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Source: ACM Digital Library