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
      Computer Hardware
      Computer Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE