Accession Number : AD0687551

Title :   SOME CONSIDERATIONS OF SUPERVISOR PROGRAM DESIGN FOR MULTIPLEXED COMPUTER SYSTEMS,

Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE PROJECT MAC

Personal Author(s) : Corbato,F. J. ; Saltzer,J. H.

Report Date : MAY 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 18

Abstract : One of the principal hurdles in developing multiplexed computer systems is acquiring sufficient insight into the apparently complex problems encountered. The paper isolates two system objectives by distinguishing between problems related to multiplexing and those arising from sharing of information. In both cases, latent problems of noninteractive systems are shown to be aggravated by interacting people. Viewpoints such as reversibility of binding, and mechanisms such as segmentation, are suggested as approaches to acquiring insight. It is argued that only such analysis and functional understanding can lead to simplifications needed to allow design of more sophisticated systems. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, MULTIPLE OPERATION), (*TIME SHARING, PROBLEM SOLVING), DIGITAL COMPUTERS, MEMORY DEVICES, CODING, SCHEDULING, INFORMATION RETRIEVAL, MULTIPLEXING

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Hardware
      Computer Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE