Accession Number : AD0713989
Title : Suspension of Processes in a Multiprocessing Computer System.
Descriptive Note : Technical memo.,
Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE PROJECT MAC
Personal Author(s) : Vogt,Carla M.
Report Date : SEP 1970
Pagination or Media Count : 80
Abstract : The document defines the notion of a suspension capability and sets down the requirements such a capability makes on a computing system. A simple model of a computing system enables a more detailed statement of those requirements. A cursory investigation of the Multics computing system shows why it is difficult to implement a suspension capability in multiprocessing systems with direct sharing, and, in particular, in Multics. (Author)
Descriptors : (*DATA PROCESSING, TIME SHARING), COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, DATA STORAGE SYSTEMS, INFORMATION RETRIEVAL, DECISION MAKING
Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE