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Author Foster, Caxton C.
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©1971
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Abstract This paper describes the internal structure of a time-sharing system in some detail. This system is dedicated to providing remote access, and has a simple file structure. It is intended for use in a university type environment where there are many short jobs that will profit from one- or two-second turnaround. Despite its simplicity, this system can serve as a useful introduction to the problems encountered by the designers of any time-sharing system. Included are a discussion of the command language, the hardware organization toward which the design is oriented, the general internal organization, the command sequences, the CPU scheduler, handling of interrupts, the assignment of core space, execution and control of the user's program, backup storage management, and the handling of errors.
ISSN 03600300
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1971-03-01
Publisher Place New York
e-ISSN 15577341
Journal ACM Computing Surveys (CSUR)
Volume Number 3
Issue Number 1
Page Count 26
Starting Page 23
Ending Page 48

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Source: ACM Digital Library