DOSS: A storage system for design data

Shlomo Weiss, Katie Rotzell, Tom Rhyne, Arny Goldfein

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This report describes DOSS and its capabilities, some design decisions made within it and the associated tradeoffs. DOSS is a storage system designed to support CAD applications efficiently. We define composite objects, examine their ability to capture design data and outline our approach to distributed object naming. We believe our choice of the system/application interface is crucial for achieving acceptable performance in the CAD environment. We also describe our approach to associative search, change control and version management.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 23rd ACM/IEEE Design Automation Conference, DAC 1986
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)0818607025
StatePublished - 2 Jul 1986
Externally publishedYes
Event23rd ACM/IEEE Design Automation Conference, DAC 1986 - Las Vegas, United States
Duration: 29 Jun 19862 Jul 1986

Publication series

NameProceedings - Design Automation Conference
ISSN (Print)0738-100X


Conference23rd ACM/IEEE Design Automation Conference, DAC 1986
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityLas Vegas


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