Accession Number : AD0681108

Title :   A GRAPHIC CAPABILITY FOR MARK IV,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Casali,Harold ; Cohen,Donald

Report Date : JAN 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : Release 6 of MARK IV was installed on an IBM 360/40. This computer system had been and is still primarily devoted to graphics research. The operating system used is the PCP VERSION OF OS/360. As a part of the graphics research program, a small time-shared system was developed. This system, called SGS, (Simultaneous Graphics System) supports six IBM 2260 graphic terminals. The SGS command language gives a user both text editing and remote job entry capability. It also gives a user the ability to create and modify data files of several types. In order to gain some experience with on-line file management systems in general and to provide a limited production tool for quick response jobs, it was decided that the marriage of SGS and MARK IV was a reasonable path to follow.

Descriptors :   (*INPUT OUTPUT DEVICES, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING), DIGITAL COMPUTERS, TIME SHARING

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Hardware
      Computer Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE