Software Product Description
PRODUCT NAME: DSM-11, Version 1.0
DSM-11 is a multiuser data base management system
that includes both an operating system and a high-
level language—DIGITAL Standard MUMPS, a super-
set of the American National Standard specification
X11.1-1977. |
The key features of the Standard MUMPS language
e The text-handling capabilities allow the inspection
of any piece of data for content (such as particular
keywords) or for format (such as letters, numbers,
or punctuation characters in a string of text). These
capabilities are useful for on-line data entry error
checking and correction. Other text-handling capa-
bilities include the ability to concatenate text
strings, and to segment text.
e The system’s hierarchical file structure allows users
to design data file strategies to suit the needs of a
particular processing environment easily. Data is
stored dynamically—space does not have to be al-
located prior to data entry. Dynamic file storage
with variable length string subscripts allows the
user to modify or expand the existing data base
e Standard MUMPS is a high-level language whose
syntax and semantics are oriented towards solving
data base problems. Standard MUMPS can be
used by programmers with relatively little program-
ming experience. Although full utilization of the
complete range of Standard MUMPS capabilities
requires programming experience, useful working
code can be produced by the novice programmer
very quickly. |
The operating system provides the following features:
e Many users can access DSM-11 simultaneously and
be relatively unaffected by the activities of other
e Any data base can be inspected or changed by an
authorized user, irrespective of any other interac-
tions with the data base.
e The Standard MUMPS language is implemented as
an interpreter. This eliminates the need for any
time-consuming compilation step or extra storage
space for compiled code in addition to the source
e DSM-11 is an on-line program development and
data storage and retrieval system. A programmer
can very rapidly write, test, debug, or modify a pro-
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SPD 12.18.2
gram so that a working application is quickly estab-
lished. A user can enter, inspect, or change data
interactively and efficiently.
e System level journaling (to magtape) of data base
changes is supported. (Journaling will reduce, by
10 to 25 per cent, the maximum number of jobs in
the system whose response times remain the same
as when run with no journaling).
e Line printer output is spooled for a single printer
(LP11 series).
e Distributed data base processing is supported for
point-to-point systems connected by DMC11s.
One of the following processor systems:
e PDP-11/34 with KY11-LB programmer's console
e PDP-11/60
e PDP-11/70
that meets the following main memory requirements:
e At least 64K bytes of memory are required to build
a minimum system—typically two or three termi-
nals. |
e The operating system varies in size between a 40K
byte minimum and a 55K byte maximum. The size
increases above the minimum for each optional
software feature added during system generation.
The optional features selected must not cause the op-
erating system to exceed the 55K byte maximum.
Typically, at least one of the following options must
be omitted: spooling, job communications, sequential
disk processor, DMC-11 support, distributed data
base support or magtape support. |
One of the following mass storage packages (multiple
disk types are not supported):
1. Dual drive RK11 cartridge disk system (unit 0
must be an RK05J) or dual drive RK06 cartridge
disk system or
2. Either RM02 or RMO3 or RP04 or RPO5 or RP06
disk pack or dual drive RK07 cartridge disk con-
troller and drive; and a 9-track magnetic tape
transport (with appropriate controller): either
TS03, TE10, or TE16.
e Additional main memory up to a system total of
248K bytes on PDP-11/34, /60; up to 1M byte on
DSM-11, Version 1.0
eo Up to eight logical units RKOS (an RKO5F disk drive
represents two logical units) or
Up to eight RK06 or RK07 disk drives; or
Up to eight RP04/5/6 disk drives; or
Up to eight RM02s or RMOS3s
9-track magnetic tape controller with up to four
TS03, TE10, or TE16 transports
e One (1) LP11 or LA11-P line printer (Additional
LA11-P line printers can be added at the expense
of single line interface terminals, up to a system
total of 8 line printers.)
e Additional VT50, VT52, VT55 (no graphics support)
or LA36 terminals, with interface as follows:
1. Up to a total of 80 additional terminais if using
DH11 interfaces only or
2. Up to total of 64 additional terminals if using
DZ11s and DL11s (maximum of 16) or
3. Up to a total of 16 additional terminals if using
e Modem support provided for DL11-E, DH11-AD,
DZ11-A (with BCO5D cable) interfaces
e Up to a system total of four DMC11 links (DMC11
local option is limited to a speed of 56K baud).
Note that each of these is at the expense of one
single line interface for purposes of determining the
maximum number of terminals.
FOUR (4) — Applies only to options that include sup-
port services. Consult the latest Educational Services
Catalog at your local office for the available courses,
course requirements, and guidelines.
A — Software Support will be provided as stated in
the Software Support Categories Addendum to this
Software Updates, if any, released by DIGITAL during
the one (1) year period foliowing installation, will be
provided to the customer for a media charge (in-
cludes no installation). After the first year, updates, if
any, will be made available according to then prevail-
ing DIGITAL policies.
All binary licensed software, including any subse-
quent updates, is furnished under the licensing
provisions of DIGITAL's Standard Terms and Condi-
tions of Sale, which provide in part that the software
and any part thereof may be used on only the single
CPU on which the software is first installed, and may
be copied, in whole or in part (with the proper inclu-
sion of the DIGITAL copyright notice and any DIGITAL
proprietary notices on the software) only for use on
such CPU. All source licensed software is furnished
SPD 12.18.2
only under the terms and conditions of a separate
Software Program Sources Agreement between Pur-
chaser and DIGITAL.
Standard options with no support services are only
available after the purchase of one supported license.
When a software license is ordered without support
services, the category of support applicable to such
software is Category C.
A single-use license only option is a license to copy
the software previously obtained under license, and
use such software in accordance with DIGITAL's
Standard Terms and Conditions of Sale. The category
of support applicable to such copied software is Cate-
gory C.
The following key (D, E, T, Z) represents the distribu-
tion media for the product and must be specified at
the end of the order number, e.g., QJ821-AD = binar-
ies on 9-track magnetic tape.
D = 9-track Magnetic Tape
E = RK05 Disk Cartridge
T = RKO06 Disk Cartridge
Z = No hardware dependency
Standard Options
QJ821 -A— Single-use license, binaries, documen-
tation, support services (media: D, E, T)
-C— Single-use license, binaries,
documentation, no support services
(media: D, E, T)
-D— Single-use license only, no binaries, no
documentation, no support services
(media: Z)
Upgrade Options
The following option is available as an upgrade kit
from MUMPS-11 for use on the same single CPU on
which MUMPS-11 is licensed. The license previously
granted for MUMPS-11 shall be extended to cover
this upgrade.
QJ826 -C— Binaries, documentation (media: D, E,
DSM-11, Version 1.0 SPD 12.18.2
Each software product (hereinatter 'SOFTWARE') with a designated Support Category À or B in the applicable Software Product
Description (SPD) existing at the time of order will be the current release at the time of delivery and will conform to the SPD.
DIGITAL’s sole obligation shall be to correct defects (nonconformance of the SOFTWARE to the SPD) as described below. Any
SOFTWARE with a designated Support Category C will be furnished on an ‘as is’ basis.
For SOFTWARE with a designated Support Category A or B, DIGITAL will provide the services set forth below without additional
1. Upon notification by customer to the nearest DIGITAL office that the computer system, including all required prerequisite
hardware and software, is ready for the installation of the SOFTWARE, DIGITAL will install such SOFTWARE in any location
within the contiguous forty-eight (48) United States, the District of Columbia, or a country in which DIGITAL or a subsidiary
of DIGITAL has a software service facility. The notification must be received by DIGITAL and the system must be ready for
installation within thirty (30) days after the delivery of the SOFTWARE to customer or DIGITAL will have no obligation to
install. Installation will consist of: (1) verification that all components of the SOFTWARE have been received by customer, (2)
loading the SOFTWARE, and (3) executing a DIGITAL sample procedure.
2. During the ninety (90) day period after installation, if the customer encounters a problem with the current unaltered release
of the SOFTWARE which DIGITAL determines to be a defect in the SOFTWARE, DIGITAL will provide the following remedial
service (on site where necessary): (1) if the SOFTWARE is inoperable, apply a temporary correction (TC) or make a
reasonable attempt to develop an emergency by-pass, and (2) assist the customer to prepare a Software Performance
Report (SPR) and submit it to DIGITAL.
3. During the one (1) year period following installation, if the customer encounters a problem with the SOFTWARE which his
diagnosis indicates is caused by a SOFTWARE defect, the customer may submit an SPR to DIGITAL. DIGITAL will respond
to problems reported in SPRs which are caused by defects in the current unaltered release of the SOFTWARE via the
Maintenance Periodical for the SOFTWARE, which reports SPRs received, code corrections, temporary corrections, generally
useful emergency by-passes and/or notice of the availability of corrected code. Software Updates, if any, released by
DIGITAL during the one (1) year period, will be provided to the customer on DIGITAL's standard distribution media as
specified in the applicable SPD. The customer will be charged only for the media on which such updates are provided,
unless otherwise stated in the applicable SPD, at DIGITAL's then current media prices.
During the one (1) year period following delivery, the services provided to the customer will be the same as set forth in 3 above.
SOFTWARE is provided on an ‘as is’ basis. Any software services, if available, will be provided at the then current charges.
DIGITAL shall have the right to make additional charges for any additional effort required to provide services resulting from
customer use of other than current unaltered release of the SOFTWARE operated in accordance with the SPD.
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