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Author Lowe, Thomas C.
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Language English
Subject Keyword Cyclic program structures ♦ Automatic segmentation ♦ Assemblers ♦ Program connectivity ♦ Paging ♦ Loaders ♦ Multiprogramming ♦ Loops ♦ Time-sharing ♦ Compilers
Abstract Time-shared, multiprogrammed, and overlayed batch systems frequently require segmentation of computer programs into discrete portions. These program portions are transferred between executable and peripheral storage whenever necessary; segmentation of programs in a manner that reduces the frequency of such transfers is the subject of this paper. Segmentation techniques proposed by C. V. Ramamoorthy are subject to limitations that arise when the preferred segment size is not compatible with the physical restrictions imposed by the available computing equipment. A generalization of Ramamoorthy's suggestions is made in order to allow their application when circumstances are other than ideal.
Description Affiliation: Informatics Inc., Bethesda, MA (Lowe, Thomas C.)
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 13
Issue Number 1
Page Count 4
Starting Page 3
Ending Page 6


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Source: ACM Digital Library