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Author Nielsen, Norman R.
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Language English
Subject Keyword Rotational delay minimization ♦ Operating system model ♦ Simulation ♦ Bulk core usage ♦ System simulation ♦ B6500 ♦ Relocation ♦ Time-sharing ♦ Swap volume minimization
Abstract The effectiveness of certain time-sharing techniques such as program relocation, disk rotational delay minimization, and swap volume minimization is investigated. Summary data is presented, and the findings are discussed. The vehicle for this investigation was a SIMULA based simulation model reflecting an early framework for a planned Burroughs B6500 time-sharing system. Inasmuch as the B6500 system is based upon the use of variable sized segments and a dynamic overlay procedure, data is also presented which provides some indication of the effectiveness of this type of organization in a time-sharing environment. The design characteristics and operational capabilities of the simulation model are also described.
Description Affiliation: Stanford Univ., CA (Nielsen, Norman R.)
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 14
Issue Number 2
Page Count 12
Starting Page 79
Ending Page 90


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Source: ACM Digital Library