Accession Number : AD0655380

Title :   TIME SHARED COMPUTERS,

Corporate Author : CARNEGIE INST OF TECH PITTSBURGH PA

Personal Author(s) : Bell,C. Gordon

Report Date : 15 MAY 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 95

Abstract : Time-sharing is discussed generally to include any application of a computer system which has simultaneous users. The discussion emphasizes the general purpose time-sharing, since special purpose time-sharing, 'real time', and 'on line' systems are a subset. 'Graceful Creation', or the 'boot strapping' of a system, is described in which newly created individual user procedures are immediately available to the whole community of users, and the system expands in an open-ended fashion because many users contribute to the formation. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*TIME SHARING, DATA PROCESSING), REAL TIME, AUTOMATION, SCHEDULING, ALGORITHMS, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Hardware
      Computer Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE