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Author Feinroth, Y. ♦ Franceschini, E. ♦ Goldstein, M.
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Language English
Subject Keyword Minicomputer ♦ Remote terminals ♦ Telecommunications ♦ Remote job entry ♦ Front-end processor
Abstract The use of a front-end minicomputer to provide varied remote terminal access to a large scale computer is considered. The problems of embedding telecommunications I/O within an operating system are discussed, and it is shown how the decentralization of intelligence acquired by front-end processing vastly simplifies the problem. A specific implementation is discussed with emphasis on the main processor-minicomputer link, the hardware-software implementation, the effect on the main processor operating system, and an assessment of the advantages over a hardwired line controller.
Description Affiliation: New York Univ., New York (Feinroth, Y.; Franceschini, E.; Goldstein, M.)
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 16
Issue Number 3
Page Count 8
Starting Page 153
Ending Page 160

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Source: ACM Digital Library